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Fall 2012 - 62165 - PA387G - The Nature of the International System

Instructor(s): Busby, Joshua W.
Unique Number: 62165
Day & Time: M 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: SRH 3.355
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Course Overview

The Nature of the International System introduces the systematic analysis of international affairs, factors that motivate foreign policies and private decisions, and instruments used in the conduct of international relations from a perspective of both theory and practice.

 

Section Description

What are the principles and structures of order and governance in the international system? What is the role of power? Is hegemony necessary for world order? What happens when new powers emerge? Do nuclear weapons lead to more stability in the international system? Are international organizations important?

This course will seek to answer these and other questions, starting with first principles of the nature of the international system through a survey of core substantive arenas in international policy including security and economics.