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POLI 4931 Honors Seminar: Power Transitions in Theory and History (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The seminar presents multiple analytical and historical perspectives on power transitions among the great powers in international politics. It considers the role of power transitions/rising powers as a source of great power hegemonic war, as well as other sources of war that may affect the likelihood of a power transition war. It examines these issues from both multiple theoretical perspectives and through the analysis of significant cases studies of power transitions. It concludes with an effort to understand the implications of the rise of China and the US-China power transition for great power peace from both theoretical and historical perspectives.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Robert Ross

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 08-Mar-18