Introduction to International Relations
This course introduces students to the systematic study of international relations. The course is based on the idea that all political interactions take place between actors with their own interests, and within institutions that have their own incentives and authority. Both international security and political economy will be studied. The specific topics that will be taken up are the causes of war; the influence of domestic politics on war, global trade, finance, and development; and the international politics of the environment.
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