Graduate Course Code: POL2206H1F L0101
Topics in International Politics II
The Dynamics of Global Regionalism: Its Nature and Interactions in the International Political Economy
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.
Format and Requirements
Weekly seminar readings and participation (40%), major research essay (40%), participation in graduate student conference (20%).
POL208Y1 or POL208Y5 or (POLB80H3 and POLB81H3)