17.420 Advances in International Relations Theory

Spring 2003

Political map of the world.
Political map of the world. (Image courtesy of the CIA World Fact Book.)

Course Highlights

An extensive bibliography of required and related readings are available for this course.

Course Description

This course offers a critical analysis of contending theories of international relations. Focus is on alternative theoretical assumptions, different analytical structures, and a common core of concepts and content. It also focuses on a comparative analysis of realism(s), liberalism(s), institutionalism(s), and new emergent theories. It also presents a discussion of connections between theories of international relations and major changes in international relations.
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Prof. Nazli Choucri

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session