17.420 Advances in International Relations Theory

As taught in: Spring 2003

A map showing countries of the world in different colors.

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

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Nazli Choucri

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.