The History of International Relations

MET HI 349

This course will explore the evolution of international relations and the international system from the Congress of Vienna through today. Special focus will be paid to the role of ideology in international relations, the rise of America and China as a world powers, the Nonaligned Movement and decolonization, the uses of hard and soft power, as well as attempts at supranational government, like the League of Nations, UN, and EU. The course will end with an examination of the post-2000 world and discuss whether our current system is new or, perhaps, a return to a former way of nations conducting business.

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