Department of Political Science

IR 224 Domestic Politics and International Relations

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Old Political Science Field: Associated Courses
Old International Relations Track: Global Security (A)Governance of Nations (C)

This course is archived. It will not be offered again.

Spring 2010 — TR 14:00-15:15

Course Syllabus

How do domestic politics affect - or not affect - the initiation of war, the conduct of diplomacy or willingness to sign international agreements? For, example, why do democracies tend not to fight each other but do fight non-democracies? Are rightist parties more aggressive than leftist ones? And, is transparency an advantage in international interactions?