Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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Global Politics

The course introduces students to key analytical concepts and normative views such as balance of power, unipolarity, multipolarity, unilateralism, multilateralism, etc., and major theoretical perspectives for analysis of international politics, as well as the major international events of the past century that have shaped the international system. Students will learn ways that international actors, including sovereign states and non-state entities such as multinational corporations, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, exercise power to pursue goals and influence international outcomes. Students will also learn how international institutions, norms, and structures of governance affect the exercise of power and other forms of influence and shape international outcomes. Students will also be introduced to some contemporary issues of national, international, and human security, including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and terrorism, as well as issues of globalization, food security, the plight of the LDC’s, and human rights.

International Policy Studies
International Policy Studies
Intl Policy & Management
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Spring 2015 - MIIS

IPSG8505A-S15 Lecture (Cohen)

Fall 2014 - MIIS

IPSG8505A-F14 Lecture (Cohen)

Spring 2014 - MIIS

IPSG8505A-S14 Lecture (Wehling)

Fall 2013 - MIIS

IPSG8505A-F13 Lecture (Arrocha)
IPSG8505B-F13 Lecture (Wehling)