An overview of 21st century dynamics that shape national politics in different regional settings, the behavior of states in the world arena, and how global actors impact each other. Depending on the instructor, topics to be explored could include war, terrorism, political economy, historical perspectives, cultural tensions, nation-building and development, imperialism, democracy, balance of power, human rights, emerging institutions, and the world's ecology. In all sections, attention will be paid to the development of political arguments, the critical use of concepts and theories, and strategies of making judgments about globalization and about the impact of international affairs on domestic politics and vice-versa.
Location & Meeting Time
Lippman-016+ M/W/F 11:45AM-12:50PM LEC