PSCI 421
Senior Seminar: The Liberal Project in International Relations Fall 2022
Division II

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The most powerful actors in global politics 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 global liberal 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, development, and human rights. The course ends with a discussion of the successes and failures of the European Union as the principal embodiment of the liberal project today.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 16
Expected: 16
Class#: 1936
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: 1-3 papers of 5-7 pages, short oral presentations, daily discussion questions, 12-15 page final paper, class participation
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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