|Semester||Spring Semester, 2021|
|Department||Junior Class of Department of Diplomacy Senior Class of Department of Diplomacy|
|Course Name||Contending Theories of International Politics|
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2-4: Approach--
"International Relations: One World, Many Theories"
Week 5-6: Approach--
"International Relations: One World, Rival Theories"
Week 7: Approach--
"Interpreting World Politics through the Lens of Theory"
Week 8: Introducing the Field
"Main Perspectives; Their Evolution and Relavance Today," pp. 1-10.
Samuel P. Huntington, "The Clash of Civilizations?." pp. 12-25.
Week 9: Introducing the Field
Stepen D. Krasner, "The Sovereign State is Just About Dead," pp. 26-32.
Joseph S. Nye, "The Future of American Power," pp. 32-35.
Week 10: Historical Context I: Realism and Sovereign States
Hans J. Morgenthau, "Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace," pp. 38-42.
John J. Mearsheimer, "China's Unpeaceful Rise," pp. 44-47.
Week 11: Liberalism and International Organizations
Immanuel Kant, "Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch," pp. 49-52.
Norman Angell, "The Great Illusion," pp. 52-53.
Week 12: War, Security, and Terrorism
"International Security, International Law, and International Political Economy," pp. 79-91.
William S. Lind, and others, "Changing Face of War: Into the Fourth Generation," pp. 95-100.
Michel Wieviorka, "From Classical Terrorism to 'Global' Terrorism," pp. 100-104.
Week 13 Law and International Community
Stephen C. Neff, "A Short History of International Law," pp. 109-117.
Jean D'Aspremon, "The International Court of Justice and the Irony of System-Design," pp. 126-130.
Week 14: From the North-South Divide to Globalization
Robert O. Keohane, "The Old IPE and the New," pp. 132-135.
John Maynard Keynes, "The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money," pp. 135-140.
Week 15: Twenty-First-Century Challanges
Joana Castro Pereira, "Environmental Issues and International Relations, A New Global (Dis)Order," pp. 167-173.
Joshua Goldstein, "Climate Change as a Global Security Issue," pp. 173-177.
Week 16: Human Rights in the World
Amrita Ahuja and others, "When Should Governments Subsidize Health?" pp. 179-184.
Immanuel Wallerstein, "Passions about Migrants," pp. 187-188.
Week 17: Hearts and Minds--Culture and Nationalism
Philip Alston, "The Populist Challenge to Human Rights," pp. 190-198.
Holger Molder, "The Culture of Fear in International Politics," pp. 199-204.
Jerry Z. Muller, "Us and Them: The Power of Ethnic Nationalism," pp. 205-212.
Week 18: Global Forecasting
Michael D. Ward, "Can We Predict Politics? Toward What End?" pp. 223-229.
G. John Ikenberry, "The Illusion of Geopolitics: The Enduring Power of the Liberal Order," 231-236.
Jack A. Goldstone, "The New Population Bomb: The Four Megatrends That Will Change the World," pp. 237-241.
To be arranged.
In addition to the class attendance, there are discussions in the class. Students are demanded to present readings in turn and lead discussions in the class.
Presentations and Discussion: 40%
Open-book mid-term exam: 40%
|Textbook & Reference|
Textbook & References
Shiraev, Eric B. & Vladislav M. Zubok. Current Debates in International Relations. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2020.
And extra readings.
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