In the post-9/11 and globalization environment, awareness of the complex link between international politics and economics is crucial for determining relationships between states, and therefore, the domestic and international politics and business conducted among them. Combining historical context with contemporary case studies, students will learn key analytical concepts necessary in comparing different geopolitical systems (polarity, literalism, balance of power, etc.), and consider international actors' (states, international organizations, and multinational corporations) incentives and interactions in the pursuit of individual or collective objectives and outcomes.
Prerequisite: Must complete 60 credits before taking this course.
||01/06/14 - 04/25/14