Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 1 session / week, 2 hours / session
Organization and Contents
Part I: Foundations and Contexts
- Introduction: The Classics – Concepts and Contexts
- Realism and Neo-realism
- Liberalism and Neo-liberalism
- Institutionalism and Neo-institutionalism
- Constructivism and Contentions
- Gaps in Theory: What’s Missing?
Part II: New Challenges and Critical Applications
- Environmental Perspectives
- Emergent and Evolutionary Dynamics
- International Conflict and Warfare
- Transformations of Structures and Processes
- Globalization and IR Theory
- Normative and Empirical Challenges – 21st Century
- Active Seminar Participation;
- Class Presentation – format to be announced; and
- Final Examination (take home format) or Review/Research Paper.
Beitz, Charles R. Political Theory and International Relations. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1999.
Choucri, Nazli, ed. Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1995.
Katzenstein, Peter J., Robert O. Keohane, and Stephen D. Krasner, eds. Exploration and Contestation in the Study of World Politics. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1999.
Mingst, Karen., and Jack Snyder, eds. Essential Readings in World Politics. NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 2001.
Waltz, Kenneth N. Theory of International Politics. Reading, Mass. Addison Wesley, 1979.
Rawls, John. The Law of Peoples. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001.