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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ASIA 263 - Critical International Relations


1 unit(s)
(Same as POLI 263 ) The study of world politics is marked by a rich debate between rationalist and critical approaches. While rationalist approaches typically encompass realist/neo-realist and liberal/neo-liberal theories, critical approaches include social constructivist, historical materialist, post-structural and post-colonial theories of world politics. This course is a focused examination of some of the more prominent critical theories of international relations. It aims to a) familiarize students with the core concepts and conceptual relations implicit in these theories and b) acquaint them with the ways in which these theories can be applied to generate fresh insights into the traditional concerns, such as war, anarchy, nationalism, sovereignty, global order, economic integration, and security dilemmas of world politics. Himadeep Muppidi.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.



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