Fall/Winter Timetable

POL487H1F L0101

Graduate Course Code: POL2206H1F L0101

Topics in International Politics II

The Dynamics of Global Regionalism: Its Nature and Interactions in the International Political Economy

Themes

In a nutshell: The course explores the post-Cold-War phenomenon of multi-state regions, a development of increasing importance in the international political economy. It will compare what we know about North America with the other major world regions, focusing on two analytical dimensions. Under the topic of cooperation we will compare their differing degrees of historical coherence, cultural homogeneity, and governance capacities. Under the topic of conflict we will compare their levels of intra-regional tensions and extra-regional competition – whether economic, political, or military.

Texts

TBA

Format and Requirements

Weekly seminar readings and participation (40%), major research essay (40%), participation in graduate student conference (20%).

Prerequisites

POL208Y1 or POL208Y5 or (POLB80H3 and POLB81H3)