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.
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.
- International relations theory.
- 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.
- International institutions.
- 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.
- 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.
- The roles of national, international, transnational, and sub-national actors
- Key topics in the field of international relations such as globalization, conflict, cooperation, diplomacy, international law, human rights, and international political economy.
- 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.
- Barma, Naazneen H. 2016. The Peacebuilding Puzzle: Political Order in Post-Conflict States. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316718513.
- 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.
- 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.
- Contemporary issues in international relations.
- 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.
- 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.
- Application of theoretical concepts to events.
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Explain international relations theory.
- Identify international institutions.
- Describe the roles of national, international, transnational, and sub-national actors
- Analyze and evaluate key topics such as globalization, conflict, cooperation, diplomacy, international law, human rights, and international political economy.
- Discuss contemporary issues in international relations.
- Apply relevant theoretical concepts to events.