Topics in International Politics
Decision-Making in International Security
This course will investigate various approaches to studying decision-making in International Relations. We will cover models that draw on political psychology, social identity theory, and new research in neuropsychology ( e.g. fMRI, ERP, patient studies) to explore how heuristics, motivation, context, organization, memory, emotion, and experience affect decision-making. Throughout the term we will investigate which factors did (or should have) informed decision-making in different cases in International Security, and how political elites wrestle with these challenges.
Format and Requirements
POL208H1 or POL208Y1 or POL209H5 or POLB80H3
January 26, 2023
Congratulations to our 2021/22 undergraduate award & scholarship recipients! Following a two-year hiatus, the department was delighted to return to hosting our undergraduate awards in-person this year to celebrate our...
June 3, 2021
In a bid to motivate her students in what has been a very difficult academic year, Professor Rebecca Kingston decided to give those enrolled in the winter 2021 term of...
May 21, 2020
Congratulations to undergraduate student Cheryl Cheung who has received a University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA). Going into her third year majoring in political science, with minors in visual studies...
January 29, 2020
Congratulations to all our amazing undergraduate students who picked up one the department’s twenty-three awards and scholarships at our annual undergraduate awards ceremony. In attendance were Dean of Arts &...