PSCI 324 Fall 2014 International Legitimation (W)

In theory, self-determination means that it is those who are ruled who decide who rules them and how. In practice, not only do pervasive international, foreign and universal standards influence what type of government people believe to be acceptable and desirable, but international actors also rule directly on the legitimacy of a regime's policy or on the regime itself. Individual countries have always sought to change others, and following wars, countries have often collectively enforced peace terms. It is multilateral institutions ruling in peacetime that is relatively new. This research seminar investigates organized international, multilateral attempts to mold a delinquent country's domestic politics by enforcing extranational standards. We investigate three types of cases: UN Security Council threats and condemnations, international criminal prosecutions, and international election monitoring. All students read common secondary materials and engage in research design workshops; each will write (and rewrite) an independent research paper grounded in primary sources.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: four short component papers (one 2-page, one 5-page, one 1-page and one 3-page), each subject to revision, and one integrated research paper
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: PSCI 202
Enrollment Preference: senior majors, junior majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: POEC International Political Economy Courses,PSCI Research Courses
Enrollment Limit: 14
Expected Enrollment: 14
Class Number: 1685
PSCI 324 - 01 (F) SEM International Legitimation (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Cheryl Shanks
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM Stetson 501 1685
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