POLS 113. International Politics: War, Peace, and Security

This seminar will investigate in depth the issues of conflict, security, and the use of force in contemporary international politics. The course will begin by considering the changing meaning of "security" and by analyzing the major theoretical approaches including realism, liberalism, and constructivism. The course will then tackle some of the great puzzles of international security including the clash of civilizations hypothesis, the role of nuclear weapons, civil wars and intervention, terrorism, and human rights.
Social sciences.
2 credits.
Eligible for GLBL-Core
Catalog chapter: Political Science  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science

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