PSCI 420
Senior Seminar in International Relations: The Liberal Project in International Relations Spring 2019
Division II
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The most powerful actors in the international system are liberal ones, and a liberal project around democratic states, international law and organizations, and free trade dominates the global agenda. This course is an investigation into this liberal international relations project, engaging both theory and practice. We will discuss signature liberal theorists both classic and current as well as some of their most notable critics. We will also attend to empirical evaluations of signature liberal efforts around democratization and peace promotion, international law, and economic growth and development. The course ends with a discussion of the successes and failures of the European Union as the principal embodiment of the liberal project in international relations.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 16
Expected: 16
Class#: 3575
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: 2-4 papers of 5-7 pages, several short oral presentations, daily discussion questions, 12-15 page final paper, class participation
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: senior Political Science major or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: senior Political Science majors concentrating in International Relations
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: PSCI International Relations Courses

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