The political aspects of international and transnational economic relations will be examined. Topics will include economic imperialism, politico-economic dependence and interdependence, economic instruments of statecraft, the role of economic factors in foreign policy making, economic causes of international conflict, economic determinants of national power, the politics of international economic organizations, and the role of multinational corporations in world politics. Prerequisite: Government 5, or permission of the instructor. Dist: SOC or INT.
What are the causes of international conflict and terrorism
The dramatic changes in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and the new spirit of cooperation between these countries and the United States have signaled the end of the Cold War. Despite these positive changes, conflict and social turmoil continue throughout the world. While ideological differences among nations persist, strife of a national, ethnic or religious nature (often fueled by economic injustice) has re–emerged as a fundamental challenge to world peace. The events of September 11, 2001 tragically demonstrated the changing nature of global conflicts. Responding to these challenges, the Department of Peace Studies reaches beyond the confines of strategic studies and disarmament issues to probe the underlying causes of international conflict and domestic strife.
•Causes of international conflict
International Conflict Management – Address the multiple schools of debate concerning the causes of international conflict and war. Examine the controversial areas of peacekeeping and peacemaking, the use of diplomacy to avoid conflict, and the process for enforcing peace. Study the dos and don’ts of negotiating peace, its hazards, unexpected consequences and lessons learned. Assess conflict in all its forms, focusing on covert operations, psychological warfare, special operations, and terrorism. Examine the recovery process, the politics and cultural impact of rebuilding.
Theories regarding the causes of international conflict are reviewed
. Because this is a necessary and sufficient cause of an international of conflict and not it does not appear in the list of causes and conditions in , nor in the propositions listed in .The objective of this course is to acquaint you with the fundamental issues and theories of international relations. The international system is a complex environment. Multiple actors, interests and institutions interact to produce outcomes which we read and hear about in the media every day. To become informed citizens in an increasingly interconnected world, we need to be able to understand the underlying causes of these global events. What are the causes of international conflict and terrorism? What role do domestic factors and international institutions play in influencing the likelihood of conflict? How does politics influence the flow of goods, services and money across borders? Why are some countries rich while others are poor and what can be done to close this income gap? How do international non‐governmental organizations (NGOs) affect policies across the globe? What stands in the way of intergovernmental cooperation in curbing climate change? These are some of the questions that we will seek to answer in this course.