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Area of Study
Goals: To introduce students to major issues in contemporary international relations and varying approaches to studying them, including the role of the state and non-state actors and sources of conflict and cooperation in world politics. Content: Realism (and its variants), Liberalism (and its variants), Marxism, Social Constructivism, Postmodernism, and Feminism; the nature of war and peace, the challenges the “global south” faces, environmental politics, cultural differences and their impact on global politics, state and human security, nationalism and ethnic conflict, international organizations, and transnational crime, including terrorism. Taught: Annually. Credits: 4 credits
Zhang, Zhenqing, "PSCI1430-01.World Politics.Sp15.Zhang,Zhenqing" (2015). Syllabi. 5112.