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POLI 4592 Seminar: Foreign-Imposed Regime Change (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course examines competing theories of foreign-imposed regime change. The modern international system is built upon the idea of state sovereignty. However, states routinely violate one another’s sovereignty in order to replace the political leadership of their rivals. Why do states launch regime change operations? What are the different ways that states try to overthrow their adversaries? What are the likely consequences of these interventions? The course will introduce multiple theories regarding the causes and consequences of regime change and evaluate their merits in relation to several in-depth historical cases.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Lindsey A. O'Rourke

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Restricted to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17