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CS92PROD
Great Powers and Great Debates in International Relations
GOVT 121
Spring 2015 not offered

Great powers--such as the Napoleon's France, the British Empire, the U.S.S.R., and the United States--have been the focal point of international relations since the creation of the international system in 1648. This course offers students an introduction to the study of great powers and some of the critical debates in international relations. It will look at the evolution of the Westphalian system and the modern state system. The course also examines how contemporary challenges of world politics are changing how we conceptualize great power. Major topics include conceptualizing great powers, the role of great powers in war and peace, the structure of international order by the great powers, the rise of "new" great powers such as China and India, the rule of law under great powers, the effect of globalization on great power status, and the role of great powers in the Cold War and post-Cold War era.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JAN-31-2023
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