In this course we will discuss the basics of International Relations. You will learn how “actors,” such as states, transnational corporations, and non-governmental organizations work to establish treaties through negotiation and diplomacy. You will also learn and discuss how non-state actors affect the international system. At the end of this course, you should be able to identify the major theoretical and analytical approaches used to understand and explain the international system and also discuss the behavior of actors (nations, corporations, insurgents, etc.) in modern world politics. At the same time, we'll look at the links between international and domestic politics, along with the role of non-governmental organizations.
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