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POLI 4594 Power Transitions in Theory and Practice (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This class offers an analytical perspective on how great powers respond to power transitions (the rise and decline of powers), and the implications for war and peace. It considers multiple theoretical perspectives on power transitions, with attention to the factors that determine the sources of power transitions and the factors that affect the course of great power conflict. It considers case studies of power transitions drawn from European and Asian history, examining the variation in origins and outcomes. It considers the implications of these theoretical and historical perspectives for understanding the contemporary U.S.-China power transition and the prospects for war and peace.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Robert Ross

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: This course is major restricted; all others by permission of the instructor. This course is restricted to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.


Last Updated: 24-Feb-17