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POLI 7815 Use of Force (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This is a graduate seminar in international politics. It assumes knowledge of the fundamental concepts of the international political system and of state behavior. It offers an in-depth discussion of one aspect of international politics - how and why states use force to achieve their objectives. In so doing, it addresses the use of force in its multiple dimensions, including war, deterrence, coercive diplomacy, and terrorism, and its role in contemporary international politics.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Robert Ross

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Feb-18