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PSCI1020

American Power: Use and Abuse

American Power: Use and Abuse
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Libya intervention and the conflicts in Syria have raised important questions about how the United States chooses to use its power on behalf of its interests. In this course we will survey historical, institutional, and theoretical factors as a prelude to consideration of how the United States has used its power since World War II. Based on selected case studies, we will examine pro and con arguments for different approaches to the use of power (soft, hard, smart) with extensive class debate and discussion. (International Relations and Foreign Policy)
Subject:
Political Science
Department:
Political Science
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
NOR SOC WTR

Sections

Winter 2014

PSCI1020A-W14 Seminar (Sloan)

Winter 2012

PSCI1020A-W12 Seminar (Sloan)

Winter 2010

PSCI1020A-W10 Seminar (Sloan)

Winter 2008

PSCI1020A-W08 Seminar (Sloan)