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PSCI1020A-W14

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)
Course Reference Number (CRN):
11281

Course

PSCI1020

All Sections in Winter 2014

Winter 2014

PSCI1020A-W14 Seminar (Sloan)