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Viewing: PSC 8454 : Domestic Politics and International Relations

Last approved: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:34:10 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:36:35 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Political Science (PSC)
Domestic Politics and International Relations
Domestic Politics and IR
Fall 2015
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Letter Grade
Open to PhD students in Political Science and MA students with permission of the instructor



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Theoretical and empirical approaches to exploring the relationship between domestic politics and international relations.
• Students should understand how to define the appropriate unit of analysis: When is it appropriate to study foreign policy outcomes rather than international political outcomes? What does that mean for the independent variables we use to explain these outcomes? • Students should be able to analyze what is doing the work in studies of foreign policy and/or international politics (e.g., is it individuals, structure, or some combination of both?). • Students should be familiar with the major literatures and debates in the field of foreign policy decision-making. • Students should understand how foreign policy decision-making relates to other strands of theoretical and empirical research in international relations (such as realism, liberalism, and constructivism). • Students should be able to think about how foreign policy decision-making research would proceed empirically, and should be able to apply their knowledge to a foreign policy problem.

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CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
The change in course name is meant to better align with the course content. The revised syllabus has been uploaded.
jbb (Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:21:07 GMT): Rollback: Please add CCAS syllabus boilerplate (attached).
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