Prof. Stephen Van Evera
This course examines the causes and consequences of American foreign policy since 1898. Course readings cover both substantive and methods topics. Four substantive topics are covered:
Three methods topics are covered:
Historical episodes covered in the course are used as raw material for case studies, asking "if these episodes were the subject of case studies, how should those studies be performed, and what could be learned from them?"
Van Evera, Stephen. 17.428 American Foreign Policy: Theory and Method, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-428-american-foreign-policy-theory-and-method-fall-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA