PHILO. FOUND. OF INTERNAT'L RELATIONS in Fall 2020 (PO5005)

Articulated within the emergence of the European nation-state and born in the context of the First World War and its aftermath, the discursive field of International Relations is organized around the constitutive concepts of conflict, anarchy, power, system, rule, law, and justice, and the practices of civil society and political economy. These concepts and practices organize, in turn, both the major schools of International Relations theory and contemporary methodological pluralism. This course interrogates these founding concepts from a philosophical perspective within the historical and discursive context of each major school: 1) from classical liberalism to international liberalism; 2) from classical realism to modern realism; 3) the ‘English School’ of IR theory (Bull); 4) Marxist tenets within international relations (from Karl Marx to international political economy); 5) Modern and Contemporary Critical Liberalism (Polanyi and Held); 6) The philosophical grounds of contemporary Constructivism.

Term: 
Fall 2020
Discipline: 
PO (Politics)
Credits: 
4 credits
Type: 
Regular
Level: 
Graduate
Can be taken twice for credit?: 
No
Exam Date: 
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 17:30
Pre-requisites: 
Major=MA: Diplomacy and International Law OR Major=MA: International Affairs OR Major=MA: Int'l Affairs, Conflict Res & Civ Society Dev
Co-requisites: 
None

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