This course gives students a theory-driven introduction to global politics, focusing on how states approach governance problems that they cannot solve alone, and on the international institutions created to provide public goods. The guiding theme is the contestation of global authority and governance structures. By the end of the course, students will be able to understand and explain the trajectory and the challenges of global politics, from a political science perspective. They will be able to review academic literature relating to global politics, formulate research designs, and conduct basic research at M.A. level. The goal is to practice evidence-based scientific arguments on these topics. The course will also provide insights into various topics that relate to the three streams of the Master of International Affairs.
This course is for 1st year MIA students only.