Note: First Three Topics will be discussed in first four weeks of current semester.
1. International Relations
• Evolution of international Relations as a separate discipline
2. The nation state system
• Introduction Meaning and Definition
• Characteristics and challenges
3. National power
Readings for First four Weeks :
See Downloads for first 3 Chapters from "Essential of International Relations" by Karen Mingst
See International Politics at World Stage by John T. Rourke, Mark A. Boyer
Also See Downloads : Chapter 2 World Politics : Trends & Transformations by Shannon L. Blanton/Charles W. Kegley
• Type (old (traditional) and new diplomacy)
5. Foreign policy
• Decision making
• System theory
Foreign policy objectives of USSR/ China
Foreign policy process and decision making
Role of leadership and institutions
Post- cold war
course is to help the students forge their own analytical framework to understand as well as explain International Relations.
This course will thematically examine various topics that scholars addressed over
time. Two major sub-fields in international relations, international security and international political economy, will be covered throughout the academic year.
International Relations course aims to equip Student with:
Effective exertion of the IR conceptions;
Professionalism in the field of diplomacy;
Better knowledge in international affairs.
Course Learning Outcomes
By studying this course students would learn the analytical skills which would help them to observe certain phenomenon in the society and to generalize their observations and experiments and create awareness regarding the comparative study of foreign policies of major powers.
The students will be able to
Demonstrate substantial knowledge and understanding of historical development of international relations
Recount in detail various international relations theories
Describe dynamic nature of International relations and importance of having a systematic framework in order to evaluate issues in world politics
Demonstrate adequate knowledge to proceed with the studies at the graduate level.
Is IR a Discipline? by Morton Kaplan
The Concept of The State in IR
The Nation State & Global Order
The World Polity and Nation State system, World System theory , Immauel Walerstien World System theory
Book Title : International Relations Theory
Author : STEPHEN McGLINCHEY, ROSIE WALTERS & CHRISTIAN SCHEINPFLUG, JON.C.W PEVEHOUSE&JOSHUA S. GOLDSTEIN
Edition : 11th Edition
Publisher : Pearson