POLS 068. Politics, Economics, Environment, Health and Security
The topics that the full-year course will examine include: analytical approaches to historical (pre-World War I) and contemporary (post-World War II) political-economic globalization; global economic development and the role of international organizations, such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; the United Nations and its role in peacekeeping; global climate governance; global health and their governance, including for instance the role of the World Health Organization; global military issues, such as global arms trade by both state and non-state actors, the globalized production of weapons, and the issues surrounding the use of private military agents by governments and the UN; the governance of international labor issues, including the International Labor Organization; and the governance of global migration and refugees. The course will also explore cultural globalization. The first part of the course will focus on political-economic globalization, while the second part of the course will examine the remaining topics.
This is a full year course, taught both Fall and Spring semesters and enrollment in both semesters is required.
Prerequisite: POLS 004
Eligible for ENVS
Fall 2018. Kaya.
Spring 2019. Kaya.
Catalog chapter: Political Science
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science