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Advances in International Relations Theory

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This course offers a critical analysis of contending theories of international relations. Focus is on alternative theoretical assumptions, different analytical structures, and a...

American Constitutional Law

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An in-depth historical analysis of American constitutional law, emphasizing landmark Supreme Court decisions, especially in the field of civil liberties.

American Democracy and Citizenship

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This course provides introductions to the institutions and constitutional frameworks of both the state of Missouri and the United States. ...

American Executive Processes-Institutions

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The office and legal powers of government executives, especially the President, including trends in the Presidency during periods of conservative and liberal dominance.

American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, Future

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This course covers the history of American foreign policy since 1914, current policy questions, and the future of U.S. Policy. We focus on policy evaluation. What consequences did...

American Foreign Policy: Theory and Method

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This course examines the causes and consequences of American foreign policy since 1898. Course readings cover both substantive and methods topics. Four substantive topics are...

American Government

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The issues, interests and institutions of American politics, emphasizing the struggle between liberalism and conservatism.

American National Security Policy

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This course examines the problems and issues confronting American national security policymakers and the many factors that influence the policies that emerge. But this is not a...

American Political Thought

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This course surveys American political thought from the colonial era to the present. Required readings are drawn mainly from primary sources, including writings of politicians,...

Capitalism: Success, Crisis, and Reform

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In this course, we will seek to interpret capitalism using ideas from biological evolution: firms pursuing varied strategies and facing extinction when those strategies fail are...

Causes and Prevention of War

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The causes and prevention of interstate war are the central topics of this course. The course goal is to discover and assess the means to prevent or control war. Hence we focus on...

Causes of War: Theory and Method

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This course explores the causes of modern war with a focus on preventable causes. Course readings cover theoretical, historical, and methodological topics. Major theories of war...

Chinese Foreign Policy

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This lecture course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the international relations of the People’s Republic of China. China’s foreign relations...

Chinese Foreign Policy

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This course explores the leading theoretical and methodological approaches to studying China's interaction with the international system since 1949. Readings include books and...

Chinese Foreign Policy: International Relations and Strategy

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China's rise as a great power raises important questions about how that power might be used in its relations with other states. Nowhere are such questions more salient than in the...

Citizenship and Pluralism

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This course will serve as both an introduction to contemporary political philosophy and a way to explore issues of pluralism and multiculturalism. Racial and ethnic groups,...

Civil Society, Social Capital, and the State in Comparative Perspective

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In recent years both scholars and policymakers have expressed a remarkable amount of interest in the concepts of social capital and civil society. A growing body of research...

Civil War

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This course surveys the social science literature on civil war. Students will study the origins of civil war, discuss variables that affect the duration of civil war, and examine...

Civil-Military Relations

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This course centers on mechanisms of civilian control of the military. Relying on the influential texts of Lasswell, Huntington, and Finer, the first classes clarify the basic...

Collective Choice I

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This is an applied theory course covering topics in the political economy of democratic countries. This course examines political institutions from a rational choice perspective....