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SELECTED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Level
Semester
Instructor(s)
Units
4
Section
0
Number
223
CCN
72024
Times
Tu 12P-2P
Location
706 BARROWS
Course Description

This is a graduate seminar designed to give Ph.D. students the opportunity to become familiar with the subfield of international cooperation and to plan their own research projects on a related topic. We begin by reviewing the positions of central IR paradigms on the possibility of international cooperation and the role of international institutions. We will talk about why states want to cooperate, which obstacles need to be overcome, and how international institutions can facilitate interstate cooperation. We examine questions concerning the design of international institutions, the extent of compliance they evoke, and their effect in various areas of international cooperation.