د. عبد الفتاح ماضي الإثنين، 09 نيسان / أبريل 2012 23:22
Course Outline and Required Readings
Week 1: Course Overview & What is "International Relations"?
Reading: Goldstein, Chapter 1.
I- Power Politics
Week 2: Theories and Key Concepts in IR
Reading: Goldstein, 2.
Week 3: International Conflict
Reading: Goldstein, 5 & Berridge, 4.
Week 4: Foreign Policy
Reading: Goldstein, 4.
Week 5: Implementation: Translating Decisions and Capabilities into Actions: Diplomacy, Force, & Secret Intelligence.
Reading:Berridge 11, 6 & 5.
Week 6: Implementation: Translating Decisions and Capabilities into Actions: Economic Tool, & Propaganda.
Reading:Berridge, 7 & 8.
Week 7: International Organization & Law, and Peacekeeping.
Reading: Goldstein, 7 & Berridge, 12-13.
II- The Politics of International Economics
Week 8: The Politics of International Economics: Money, Trade & Transnational Investment.
Reading: Lamborn & Lepgold, 11.
Week 9: The Politics of International Economics: North-South Gap in IR & Multinational Corporations.
Reading:Goldstein, 12 & Berridge, 3.
III- Contested Transnational Obligations
Week 10: Human Rights
Reading: Lamborn & Lepgold, 12.
- International dispute report due
- Students’ presentations (groups 1 & 2)
Week 11: The Politics of Environmental Issues
Reading: Lamborn & Lepgold, 13.
- Students’ presentations (groups 3 & 4)
Week 12: Terrorism, Arm Trade, Arm Control, WMD…
- Students’ presentations (group 5..)
Week 13: International Relations in Islam
Week 14: Conclusion: the Future of IR & Course Review
This course is meant to acquaint economics students with the core concepts, processes, and issues of international relations. It seeks to answer questions such as: what do we mean by international relations and power politics, how foreign policy is made, what are the instruments of foreign policy. A special attention will be given to the politics of international economics: money, trade, transnational investment, the North-South gap, and multinational corporations. The course also examines major contested transnational obligations, including: human rights, the politics of environmental issues, arm trade and control, and weapons of mass destruction. Finally, the course provides a brief assessment on international relations in Islam.
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