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DAFF 3035A - International Conflicts and Domestic Politics

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

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Course Description

This course aims to explore the relationship between strategic issues and domestic politics. It will introduce students to the fundamental notions of International Relations, all of which are useful to understanding why states resort to military force, how war is conducted, and how domestic politics influence these processes. Each chapter is dedicated to the study of one highly debated strategic issue within the discipline of International Relations. The concepts and theories involved will not only be defined and explained, but also assessed through their empirical relevance.

Teachers

BARANETS, Elie (Enseignant)

Course validation

25 % Short individual oral presentation 25 % Group research paper (3-4 students) 50 % Final exam (1 hour) This does not take into account the adjustment of the final grade (+/- 2 pts.) depending on each student's behaviour and involvement in the discussions.

Required reading

M.E. Brown, S.M. Lynn-Jones, and S.E., Miller, eds. 1996. Debating The Democratic Peace. Cambridge: MIT Press,