Reader for Introduction to International Relations

This Reader for Introduction to International Relations consists of CC-licensed, peer-reviewed journal articles. Below is the General Description, Content, and Objectives based on the C-ID Course Descriptor POLS 140 – Introduction to International Relations.

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This Reader for Introduction to International Relations consists of CC-licensed, peer-reviewed journal articles. Below is the General Description, Content, and Objectives based on the C-ID Course Descriptor POLS 140 – Introduction to International Relations.

Curator(s) of Resource

  • Josh Franco, Ph.D.

General Description

An introduction to international relations theory with an examination of national, international, transnational, and sub-national actors and their institutions, interactions and processes as they relate to global issues.

Content

  1. International relations theory.
    1. Haynes, Kyle, and Brandon K. Yoder. 2020. “Offsetting Uncertainty: Reassurance with Two‐Sided Incomplete Information.” American Journal of Political Science 64 (1): 38–51. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12464.
  2. International institutions.
    1. Dellmuth, Lisa M., and Jonas Tallberg. n.d. “Elite Communication and the Popular Legitimacy of International Organizations.” British Journal of Political Science, 1–22. Accessed May 25, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007123419000620.
    2. Dellmuth, Lisa Maria, Jan Aart Scholte, and Jonas Tallberg. 2019. “Institutional Sources of Legitimacy for International Organisations: Beyond Procedure versus Performance.” Kokusaigaku Revyu = Obirin Review of International Studies 45 (4): 627–46. https://doi.org/10.1017/S026021051900007X.
  3. The roles of national, international, transnational, and sub-national actors
  4. Key topics in the field of international relations such as globalization, conflict, cooperation, diplomacy, international law, human rights, and international political economy.
    1. Bansak, Kirk. 2020. “Comparative Causal Mediation and Relaxing the Assumption of No Mediator–Outcome Confounding: An Application to International Law and Audience Costs.” Political Analysis: An Annual Publication of the Methodology Section of the American Political Science Association 28 (2): 222–43. https://doi.org/10.1017/pan.2019.31.
    2. Barma, Naazneen H. 2016. The Peacebuilding Puzzle: Political Order in Post-Conflict States. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316718513.
    3. Leventoğlu, Bahar, and Nils W. Metternich. 2018. “Born Weak, Growing Strong: Anti-Government Protests as a Signal of Rebel Strength in the Context of Civil Wars.” American Journal of Political Science 62 (3): 581–96. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12356.
    4. Seddon, Jack. n.d. “The Fate of International Monetary Systems: How and Why They Fall Apart.” Perspectives on Politics, 1–19. Accessed November 21, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1537592720002315.
  5. Contemporary issues in international relations.
    1. Brooks, Deborah Jordan, and Lydia Saad. n.d. “Double Whammy: Why the Underrepresentation of Women among Workplace and Political Decision Makers Matters in Pandemic Times.” Politics & Gender, 1–13. Accessed November 21, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743923X20000628.
    2. Zelli, Fariborz, Karin Bäckstrand, Naghmeh Nasiritousi, Jakob Skovgaard, Oscar Widerberg, Philipp Pattberg, Lisa Sanderink, et al. 2020. Governing the Climate-Energy Nexus: Institutional Complexity and Its Challenges to Effectiveness and Legitimacy. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108676397.
  6. Application of theoretical concepts to events.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Explain international relations theory.
  2. Identify international institutions.
  3. Describe the roles of national, international, transnational, and sub-national actors
  4. Analyze and evaluate key topics such as globalization, conflict, cooperation, diplomacy, international law, human rights, and international political economy.
  5. Discuss contemporary issues in international relations.
  6. Apply relevant theoretical concepts to events.

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C-ID POLS 140 - IR
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