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Course Description

This course introduces the major theories and concepts of international relations and applies them to contemporary policy issues. We will examine several conceptual designs intended to make order out of the essential anarchy in international relations, from a technical assessment of the nation-state and the nature of national power to an exploration of behavior among nation-states. We will also cover the ultimate problem of war and peace and an appraisal of the factors that give an age its particular characteristics.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Trade
  • Finance
  • Revolutions
  • Migrations
  • International law
  • Human rights
  • Environmental policy
  • Ethics