PSCI 150 Fall 2014 Syllabus 1

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POLITICAL SCIENCE 150: INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Fall 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays 10am
Stiteler Hall B6
Office Hours: Mondays 1:30-3:30pm or by appointment

Professor Jessica Stanton
Office: Stiteler Hall 214
Phone: (215) 898-7646
Email: jstan@sas.upenn.edu

HEAD TEACHING ASSISTANT
Ruolin Su suruolin@sas.upenn.edu TEACHING ASSISTANTS
Julia Cramer
Patrick O’Halloran
Javier Revelo-Rebolledo
Jeremy Springman

cramerju@sas.upenn.edu pohal@sas.upenn.edu jrev@sas.upenn.edu jspr@sas.upenn.edu COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is an introductory course, surveying major issues in international politics. The first section of the course provides an overview of the main theoretical approaches to understanding
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READ ONLY pp. 73-82.
Martha Finnemore and Kathryn Sikkink, “International Norm Dynamics and Political Change,”
International Organization, vol. 52, no. 4 (Autumn 1998). READ ONLY pp. 891-909. Available on
Canvas.
Martha Finnemore, “Legitimacy, Hypocrisy, and the Social Structure of Unipolarity,” in Mingst &
Snyder, pp. 153-172.

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WEEK 4
September 15:

Domestic Politics, Liberalism, and the Democratic Peace

**PAPER ASSIGNMENT HANDED OUT AT THE END OF CLASS ON SEPTEMBER 15;
ASSIGNMENT WILL ALSO BE POSTED ON CANVAS AFTER CLASS**
Michael W. Doyle, “Liberalism and World Politics,” in Mingst & Snyder, pp. 57-72.
Erik Gartzke, “Capitalist Peace or Democratic Peace?” in Mingst & Snyder, pp. 532-536.
September 17:

The Theoretical Approaches in Comparison

No assigned readings; work on your papers.

SECTION II:

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

WEEK 5
September 22:

Causes of War – The Structure of the International System

Kenneth N. Waltz, “The Origins of War in Neorealist Theory,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. 18, no. 4 (Spring 1988): pp. 615-628. Available on Canvas.
Robert Gilpin, “Hegemonic War and International Change” in Richard K. Betts, ed., Conflict After the
Cold War: Arguments on Causes of War and Peace, Second Edition (New York: Pearson Longman, 2005).
Available on Canvas.
Robert Jervis, “Cooperation under the Security Dilemma,” in Mingst & Snyder,

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