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Part I: Foundations and Contexts
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Introduction: The
Classics Concepts
and Contexts
Required Readings
Mingst, Karen., and Jack Snyder, eds. Essential Readings in World
Politics. Chapter 1: "Approaches and History." Selections by Suresht
Bald, Woodrow Wilson, George F. Kennan ("X"), and John Lewis
Gaddis. Chapter 2: "Contending Perspectives." Selections by
Stephen M. Walt, Hans Morgenthau, Michael W. Doyle, Andre
Gunder Frank, and J. Ann Tickner. Chapter 3: "New Frontiers in
International Political Theory." Selections by: Kenneth N. Waltz,
John Gerald Ruggie, and J. Ann Tickner. NY: W. W. Norton & Co.,
2001.
Waltz, Kenneth N. Chapter 1 in Theory of International Politics.
Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1979.
North, Robert C. Chapter 1 in War, Peace, Survival: Global Politics
and Conceptual Synthesis. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1990.
Kuhn, Thomas S. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 1970, pp. 1-35.
Related Readings: Essential
Morgenthau, Hans Joachim. Politics Among Nations: the Struggle for
Power and Peace. New York: Knopf, 1985.
Waltz, Kenneth N. Man, the State, and War. New York: Columbia
University Press, 1965.
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Realism and Neo-
realism
Required Readings
Ashley, Richard. K."The Poverty of Neorealism." In Neorealism and
Its Critics. Edited by Robert O. Keohane. New York: Columbia
University Press, 1986, pp. 255-300.
Beitz, Charles R. Political Theory and International Relations.
Introduction & Part 1: "International Relations as a State of Nature."
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1979, pp. 3-66.
Keohane, Robert O. "Theory of World Politics: Structural Realism
and Beyond." In Neorealism and Its Critics. Edited by Robert O.
Keohane. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986, pp. 158
203.
Mingst, Karen, and Jack Snyder, eds. Essential Readings in World
Politics. Chapter 4: "The International System". Selections by
Hedley Bull, Hans Morgenthau, Immanuel Wallerstein, William C.
Wohlforth, Samuel P. Huntington, and The Economist. NY: W. W.
Norton & Co., 2001.
Waltz, Kenneth N. Chapters 2 and 3 in Theory of International
Politics. Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1979.
Jervis, Robert. "Realism in the Study of World Politics." In
Exploration and Contestation in the Study of World Politics. Edited
by Peter J. Katzenstein, Robert O. Keohane, and Stephen D.
Krasner. Cambridge, Mass., 1999, pp. 331-351
Related Readings: Classics
Machiavelli, N. The Prince. Chicago: University of Chicago Press,
1985.
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Thucydides. History of the Pelopponesian War.
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Liberalism and Neo-
liberalism
Required Readings
Alker, Hayward R. Jr., and Thomas J. Biersteker. "The Dialectics of
World Order: Notes for a Future Archeologist of International Savoir
Faire." International Studies Quarterly 28 (1984): 121-42.
Keohane, Robert O., ed. Chapter 1 in Neo Realism and Its Critics.
New York: Columbia University Press, 1986.
Krasner, Stephen D., ed. International Regimes. Ithaca: Cornell
University Press, 1983, pp. 1-60 and 355-368.
Grieco, Joseph M. "Anarchy and the Limits of Cooperation: A Realist
Critique of the Newest Liberal Institutionalism." International
Organization 42, no. 3 (1988): 485-507. [Reprinted in Oran R.
Young, ed. The International Political Economy and International
Institutions Volume II. Brookfield, Vermont: Edward Elgar Publishing
Co., 1996, pp. 311-33.]
Choucri, Nazli. "Multinational Corporations and the Global
Environment." In Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and
International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.:
MIT Press, 1993, pp. 205-253.
Mayer-Schonberger, Viktor, and Deborah Hurley. "Information Policy
and Governance." In Governance in a Globalizing World. Edited by
Joseph S. Nye, and John D. Donahue. Washington, D.C.: Brookings
Institution Press, 2000, pp. 330-346
Related Readings: Classics
Carr, E. H. International Relations Between the Two World Wars,
1919-1939. New York: Harper & Row, 1966.
Kant, Immanuel. Perpetual Peace. New York: Liberal Arts Press,
1957.
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Institutionalism and
Neo-institutionalism
Required Readings
Keohane, Robert O. "International Institutions: Two Approaches."
International Studies Quarterly 32 (1988): 379-96. [Reprinted in
Oran R. Young, ed., The International Political Economy and
International Institutions Volume I. Brookfield, Vermont: Edward
Elgar Publishing Co., 1996, pp. 289-306.
Mingst, Karen, and Jack Snyder, eds. Essential Readings in World
Politics. Chapter 9: "Quest for Global Governance." Selections by
The Economist, Michael J. Glennon, Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn
Sikkink, and John J. Mearsheimer. NY: W. W. Norton & Co., 2001.
Martin, Lisa L., and Beth A. Simmons. "Theories and Empirical
Studies of International Institutions." In Exploration and
Contestation in the Study of World Politics. Edited by Peter J.
Katzenstein, Robert O. Keohane, and Stephen D. Krasner.
Cambridge, Mass., 1999, pp. 89-117.
March, James G., and Johan P. Olsen. "The Institutional Dynamics of
International Political Orders." In Exploration and Contestation in
the Study of World Politics. Edited by Peter J. Katzenstein, Robert O.
Keohane, and Stephen D. Krasner. Cambridge, Mass., 1999, pp.
303-329.
Shepsle, Kenneth A. "Studying Institutions: Some Lessons from the
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Rational Choice Approach." Journal of Theoretical Politics 1, no. 2
(1989): 131-47.
North, Douglass C. "Institutions and a Transaction-Cost Theory of
Exchange." In Perspectives on Positive Political Economy. Edited by
James E. Alt, and Kenneth A. Shepsle. New York: Cambridge
University Press, 1990, pp. 182-194
Related Readings: For Interest
Kratochwil, Friedrich, and Edward D. Mansfield. Chapter. 3 in
International Organization: A Reader. New York: Harper Collins,
1994.
Ostrom, Elinor. "New Horizons in Institutional Analysis." American
Political Science Review 89, no. 1 (1995): 174-178.
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Constructivism and
Contentions
Required Readings
Ruggie, John Gerard. "Continuity and Transformation in the World
Polity: Toward a Neorealist Synthesis." In Neorealism and Its Critics.
Edited by Robert O. Keohane. New York: Columbia University Press,
1986, pp. 131-57.
Cox, Robert W. "Social Forces, States and World Orders: Beyond
International Relations Theory." In Neorealism and Its Critics. Edited
by Robert O. Keohane. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986,
pp. 204-254.
Ruggie, John Gerard. "What Makes the World Hang Together? Neo-
utilitarianism and the Social Constructivist Challenge." In
Exploration and Contestation in the Study of World Politics. Edited
by Peter J. Katzenstein, Robert O. Keohane, and Stephen D.
Krasner. Cambridge, Mass., 1999, pp. 215-245.
Kratochwil, Friedrich, and Edward D. Mansfield, eds. International
Organization: A Reader. Selections by Duncan Snidal and Alexander
Wendt. New York: HarperCollins College Publishers, 1994, pp. 61-
94.
North, Robert C. Chapter 3 in War, Peace, Survival: Global Politics
and Conceptual Synthesis. Boulder, CO: Westview Pres, 1990.
Wver, Ole. "The Sociology of a Not So International Discipline:
American and European Developments in International Relations."
Exploration and Contestation in the Study of World Politics. Edited
by Peter J. Katzenstein, Robert O. Keohane, and Stephen D.
Krasner. Cambridge, Mass., 1999, pp. 47-87.
Related Readings: Advances
Ostrom, Elinor. "A Behavioral Approach to the Rational Choice
Theory of Collective Action: Presidential Address, American Political
Science Association, 1997." American Political Science Review 92,
no. 1 (1998): 1-22.
Braudel, Fernand. The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World
in the Age of Philip II, Vol. II. New York: Harper & Row, 1966.
Part II: New Challenges and Critical Applications
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Gaps in Theory:
Whats Missing?
Required Readings
Choucri, Nazli. "Introduction: Theoretical, Empirical, and Policy
Perspectives." In Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and
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International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.:
MIT Press, 1993, pp. 1-40.
Kratochwil, Friedrich. "Of Systems, Boundaries, and Territoriality."
World Politics 34, no. 1 (1986): 27-52.
Putnam, Robert D. "Diplomacy and Domestic Politics: the Logic of
Two-Level Games." In International Organization 42, no. 3 (1988):
427-60.
Beitz, Charles R. "Part II: The Autonomy of States." In Political
Theory and International Relations. Princeton, NJ: Princeton
University Press., 1979, pp. 67-123.
Kahler, Miles. "Rationality in International Relations." Exploration
and Contestation in the Study of World Politics. Edited by Peter J.
Katzenstein, Robert O. Keohane, and Stephen D. Krasner.
Cambridge, Mass., 1999, pp. 279-301.
Gourevitch, Peter. "The Second Image Reversed: the International
Sources of Domestic Politics." International Organization 32, no. 4
(1978): 881-912.
North, Robert C. Chapter 6 in War, Peace, Survival. Boulder,
Colorado: Westview Press, 1990.
Waltz, Kenneth N. Chapters 5 and 6 in Theory of International
Politics. Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1979.
Related Readings: In Depth
Kuhn, Thomas S. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 1970, pp. 144- 173.
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Environmental
Perspectives
Required Readings
Homer-Dixon, Thomas F. "Physical Dimensions of Global Change."
In Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International
Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press,
1993, pp. 43-66.
Alker, Hayward R., Jr., and Peter M. Haas. "The Rise of Global
Ecopolitics." In Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and
International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.:
MIT Press, 1993, pp. 133-171.
Haas, Peter M., and Jan Sundgren. "Evolving International
Environmental Law: Changing Practices of National Sovereignty." In
Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International
Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press,
1993, pp. 401-429.
Haas, Peter M. "The Fourth Image Reversed: Epistemic
Communities and Knowledge Based Bargaining as a Response to
Uncertainty." Prepared for delivery at the 1989 Annual Meeting of
the American Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia, August
30-September 3, 1989.
Sagasti, Francisco R., and Michael E. Colby. "Eco-Development
Perspectives on Global Change from Developing Countries." In
Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International
Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press,
1993, pp. 175-203.
Related Readings: Synthesis
Zrn, Michael. "The Rise of International Environmental Politics: A
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Review of Current Research." In World Politics 50, no. 4 (1998):
617-649.
Brewer, Garry D. "Environmental Challenges and Managerial
Responses: A Decision Perspective." In Global Accord:
Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by
Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993, pp. 281-303.
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Emergent and
Evolutionary
Dynamics
Required Readings
Cerny, Philip G. "Globalization and the Changing Logic of Collective
Action." International Organization 49, no. 4 (1995): 595-625.
Kratochwil, Friedrich, and Edward D. Mansfield. Chapter 4 in
International Organization: A Reader. New York: HarperCollins
College Publishers, 1994.
Modelski, George. "Evolutionary Paradigm for Global Politics." In
International Studies Quarterly Vol 40 (1996): 321-342.
Hodgson, Geoffrey. "An Evolutionary Theory of Long-Term Economic
Growth." In International Studies Quarterly Vol 40 (1996): 391-410.
Gilpin, Robert. "Economic Evolution of National Systems." In
International Studies Quarterly Vol 40 (1996): 411-431.
Choucri, Nazli. "Analytical Foundations of the Social Sciences:
Relevant Comparisons." Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Dept. of Political
Science, 1997.
Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio. "Origins and Evolutions of War and Politics."
International Studies Quarterly Vol 40, (1996): 1-22.
Choucri, Nazli. "Introduction: Cyber Politics in International
Relations". International Political Scienc
Review Vol. 21, no. 3 (2000): 243-264.
Related Readings: Contrasts
Nardin, Terry. Law, Morality, and the Relations of States. Princeton,
N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1983.
Garrett, Geoffrey. "Capital Mobility, Trade, and the Domestic Politics
of Economic Policy." International Organization 49, no. 4 (1995):
657-87.
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International
Conflict and Warfare
Required Readings
Mingst, Karen, and Jack Snyder, eds. Chapter 7: "War and Strife."
In Essential Readings in World Politics. Selections by: Carl Von
Clausewitz, Thomas C. Shelling, Robert Jervis, John Mueller, Michael
W. Doyle, Jaswant Singh, and Edward N. Luttwak. NY: W. W. Norton
& Co., 2001.
Pollins, Brian M., and Randall L. Schweller. "Linking the Levels: The
Long Wave and Shifts in U.S. Foreign Policy, 1790-1993." In
American Journal of Political Science 40, no. 2 (1999): 431-464.
Thompson, William R. "Democracy and Peace: Putting the Cart
Before the Horse?" International Organization 50, no. 1(1996): 141-
74.
Choucri, Nazli, Robert C. North., and Susumu Yamakage. The
Challenge of Japan Before World War II and After. New York:
Routledge. Parts I and IV, 1992.
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Levy, J. S. "The Causes of War: A Review of Theories and
Evidence." In Behavior, Society, and Nuclear War, Vol. 1. Edited by
P. E. Tetlock, J. L. Husbands, R. Jervis, P. C. Stern, and C. Tilly.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
Waltz, Kenneth N. Chapters 7 and 8 in Theory of International
Politics. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1979.
Related Readings: In Depth
Choucri, Nazli. "Perspectives on Population and Conflict." In
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Population and Conflict. Edited by
Nazli Choucri. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1984, pp. 1-26.
Russett, Bruce, John R. Oneal, and David R. Davis. "The Third Leg
of the Kantian Tripod for Peace: International Organizations and
Militarized Disputes, 1950-85." In International Organization 52, no.
3 (1998): 441-467.
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Transformation of
Structures and
Processes
Required Readings
Choucri, Nazli, and Robert C. North. "Growth, Development, and
Environmental Sustainability: Profile and Paradox." In Global
Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses.
Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993, pp.
67-132.
Skolnikoff, Eugene B. "Science and Technology: The Sources of
Change." In Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and
International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.:
MIT Press, 1993, pp. 255-280.
Mingst, Karen, and Jack Snyder, eds. Chapter 5: "The State."
Selections by The Economist, Anne-Marie Slaughter, and Jeffrey
Herbst. Chapter 10: "Nationalism." Selections by Susanne Hoeber
Rudolph & Lloyd I. Rudolph, Stephen Van Evera, and Barry R.
Posen. Essential Readings in World Politics. NY: W. W. Norton & Co.,
2001.
Grindle, Merilee S. "Ready or Not: The Developing World and
Globalization." In Governance in a Globalizing World. Edited by
Joseph S. Nye and John D. Donahue. Washington, D.C.: Brookings
Institution Press, 2000, pp. 178-207.
Waltz, Kenneth N. Chapters 7 and 8 in Theory of International
Politics. Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1979
Spiro, David E. "The State of Cooperation in Theories of State
Cooperation: The Evolution of a Category Mistake." In Journal of
International Affairs 42, no. 1 (1988): 205-225.
Lifton, Karen T. "The Greening of Sovereignty: An Introduction." In
The Greening of Sovereignty in World Politics. Edited by Karen T.
Lifton. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1998, pp. 1-27.
Kratochwil, Friedrich, and Edward D. Mansfield, eds. Chapter 8:
"David Dessller" in International Organization: A Reader. New York:
HarperCollins College Publishers., 1994, pp. 328-343.
Related Readings: Controversial
Axelrod, Robert R. The Evolution of Cooperation. New York: Basic
Books, 1984.
Norris, Pippa. "Global Governance and Cosmopolitan Citizens." In
Governance in a Globalizing World. Edited by Joseph S. Nye and
John D. Donahue. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press,
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2000, pp. 155-177.
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Globalization and IR
Theory
Required Readings
Mingst, Karen, and Jack Snyder, eds. Chapter 12: "Globalization and
Globalizing Issues." Selections by U.N. Development Programme,
David Held & Anthony McGrew, with David Goldblatt & Jonathan
Perraton, Thomas Friedman, Lester R. Brown & Brian Halweil, and
Amartya Sen. In Essential Readings in World Politics. NY: W. W.
Norton & Co., 2001.
Saich, Tony. "Globalization, Governance, and the Authoritarian
State: China." In Governance in a Globalizing World. edited by
Joseph S. Nye and John D. Donahue. Washington, D.C.: Brookings
Institution Press, 2000, pp. 208-228.
Keohane, Robert O., and Joseph S. Nye, Jr. "Introduction." In
Governance in a Globalizing World. Edited by Joseph S. Nye and
John D. Donahue. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press,
2000, pp. 229-252.
Clark, William C. "Environmental Globalization." In Governance in a
Globalizing World. Edited by Joseph S. Nye and John D. Donahue.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2000, pp. 86-108.
Young, Oran R. "Negotiating an International Climate Regime: The
Institutional Bargaining for Environmental Governance." In Global
Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses.
Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993, pp.
431-452.
Waltz, Kenneth N. Chapter 9 in Theory of International Politics.
Mass. Addison-Wesley, 1979.
North, Robert C. Chapter 9 in War, Peace, Survival: Global Politics
and Conceptual Synthesis. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1990.
Related Readings: Basic
Kamarck, Elaine Ciulla. "Globalization and Public Administration
Reform." In Governance in a Globalizing World. Edited by Joseph S.
Nye and John D. Donahue. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution
Press, 2000, pp. 229-252.
Frankel, Jeffrey. "Globalization of the Economy." In Governance in a
Globalizing World. Edited by Joseph S. Nye and John D. Donahue.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2000, pp. 45-71.
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Normative and
Empirical Challenges
21sts Century
Required Readings
Weiss, Edith Brown. "Intergenerational Equity: Toward an
International Legal Framework." In Global Accord: Environmental
Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993, pp. 333-353.
Beitz, Charles R. Part III: "International Distributive Justice,"
"Conclusion," and "Afterword." In Political Theory and International
Relations. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press., 1979 pp. 125-
219.
Finnemore, Martha and Kathryn Sikkink. "International Norm
Dynamics and Political Change." In Exploration and Contestation in
the Study of World Politics. Edited by Peter J. Katzenstein, Robert O.
Keohane, and Stephen D. Krasner. Cambridge, Mass., 1999, pp.
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247-277.
March, James G., and Johan P. Olsen. Exploration and Contestation
in the Study of World Politics. Edited by Katzenstein, Peter J.,
Robert O. Keohane, and Stephen D. Krasner. Cambridge,
Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1999, pp. 303-329.
Garrett, Geoffrey, and Peter Lange. "Internationalization,
Institutions, and Political Change." I
International Organization 49, no. 4 (1995): 627-55.
Choucri, Nazli, and Robert C. North. "Global Accord: Imperatives for
the Twenty-First Century." In Global Accord: Environmental
Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993, pp. 477-507.
Mastanduno, Michael. "Economics and Security in Statecraft and
Scholarship." In Exploration and Contestation in the Study of World
Politics. Edited by Peter J. Katzenstein, Robert O. Keohane, and
Stephen D. Krasner. Cambridge, Mass., 1999, pp. 185-214.
Related Readings
Young, Oran R. ed. Global Governance: Drawing Insights from the
Environmental Experience. Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 1-25, and
273-300.
Brown, L. David, Sanjeev Khagram, Mark H. Moore, and Peter
Frumkin. "Globalization, NGOs, and Multisectoral Relations." In
Governance in a Globalizing World. Edited by Joseph S. Nye and
John D. Donahue. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press,
2000, pp. 271-296.