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POLI 4591 Seminar: Modern Classics of International Relations (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar will examine five major books, and related articles, published in the field of International Relations over the last sixty years. Each deals theoretically and empirically with the nature of the international system and the sources of order, stability, and war within it. Through close readings, intensive discussions and critical writing, we will explore each book and, cumulatively, the connections among them. The ultimate objective is to build conceptual and theoretical foundations for thinking about the present state and future prospects of international order while achieving, along the way, a deeper understanding of the international political systems of the past.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Timothy Crawford

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Not open to students who have previously taken PO561. Open to graduate students; restricted to juniors, and seniors only.


Last Updated: 17-Feb-14