PSC783 Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis
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PSC 783.001 Comparative Foreign Policy

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An introduction to the comparative analysis of foreign policy for the professional degree students in the MA in International Relations Program. A survey and critique of approaches to understanding foreign policy decision-making from the perspective of the practitioner who must deal with problems of individual choice, small groups, bureaucratic politics, and organizational constraints in the conduct of foreign policy. Case studies and simulations are used to provide first-hand experience in policy decision-making in the United States and other countries.

The course begins with an overview and critique of competing world views, such as realism and neo-realism, pluralism, globalism, feminism, and post-modern perspectives. After exploring these world views, we focus on the challenges of decision-making. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in policy research projects and report their findings to "clients" in other countries.  

In the fall 2017 semester PSC 783 is a signature course for the Maxwell MA-IR Program.

Offered in the fall on Tuesdays in Maxwell 315 from 3:30 to 6:15 pm by Matt Bonham. 

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BERLIN WALL INTERVAL (3min45sec/1992) from legovideo on Vimeo.

The Berlin Wall East Side Gallery is a 1.3 km-long section of the wall near the center of Berlin. Approximately 106 paintings by artists from all over the world cover this memorial for freedom and make it the largest open air
gallery in the world.

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