Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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NPTG 8504

Global Politics

Understanding the complex dynamics of global politics requires examination of a number of issues and characteristics of the international system. The key objective of this class is to provide students with the ability to approach different perspectives to any global political issue. These elements of the study of global politics include theoretical frameworks and historical trajectories, without which no global issue can be understood adequately. Other topics of discussion will include global governance, transnational global problems, and the international financial system.

The course reflects the evolving nature of international relations, a continuous process since recorded history, which included the rise of the Westphalian nation-state system. The continuous transformation now includes the rise of non-state actors as influential participants and protagonists (not necessarily always benign) in the global system; entities that include terrorist and insurgent groups, non-governmental organizations, multi-national corporations, for example.

Nonproliferatn&Terrorsm Stdies
Nonproliferatn&Terrorsm Stdies
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
IPOL 8505
IPSG 8505


Fall 2023 - MIIS

NPTG8504A-F23 Lecture (Joshi)

Spring 2023 - MIIS

NPTG8504A-S23 Lecture (Cohen)

Fall 2022 - MIIS

NPTG8504A-F22 Lecture (Joshi)

Spring 2022 - MIIS

NPTG8504A-S22 Lecture (Cohen)