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POLI 7863 Institutions in International Politics (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This graduate seminar probes the nature and limits of cooperation in world politics. It begins by examining the fundamentals of power, conflict, and cooperation at international and global levels. It focuses on the sources, evolution, and prospects for cooperation, including competing theoretical understandings. Key questions include the importance of regions and regionalism, the effects of democracies and democratization, and the role of both balancing and leadership at the global level. Weekly papers, oral presentations, and a major research project are required.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): David A. Deese

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Open to undergraduates with permission of instructor.


Last Updated: 28-Feb-14