Ir 212 (37740): History and International Relations Fall 2016

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Week 6: World War One

M 2/15 Presidents’ Day

W 2/17 Westphalia to World War One

Nye and Welch, 77-93

Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers, Ch. 5

F 2/19 Origins of World War One

Nye and Welch, 94-110

Week 7: World War One

M 2/22 The Great War and Introduction of Analytic Paper Assignment

W 2/24 Application: Political Scientists Explain World War One

Van Evera, “The Cult of the Offensive”

F 2/26 Application: Political Scientists Explain World War One

Gartzke and Lupu, “Trading on Preconceptions: Why World War I Was Not a Failure of Economic Interdependence”

Week 8: The Interwar Period

M 2/29 Application: Considering the Counterfactual

Lebow, Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives, 1-30

W 3/2 The Interwar Period

Nye and Welch, “The Rise and Fall of Collective Security”

F 3/4 The Interwar Period

Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers, Ch. 6
Week 9: The Interwar Period

M 3/7 The Interwar Period

Tooze, The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the New World Order, 1916-1931, excerpt

W 3/9 Catch-up Day/Exam Review

F 3/11 Exam
SPRING BREAK! Remember to make progress on Tuchman or Clark!
Week 10: World War Two—Modeling for the Paper Assignment

M 3/21 Taylor, Origins of World War Two

W 3/23 Taylor, Origins of World War Two

F 3/25 Trachtenberg’s Critique

Trachtenberg, The Craft of International History, Ch. 4

Week 11: World War Two

M 3/28 Origins of World War Two

Nye and Welch “Origins of World War Two”

W 3/30 The Good War

F 4/1 Application: Evaluating Balance of Power Theories

Christensen and Snyder, “Chain Gangs and Passed Bucks: Predicting Alliance Patterns in Mulitpolarity”

Week 12: The Cold War

M 4/4 Introduction to the Cold War

Nye and Welch, 141-165

Trachtenberg, The Cold War and After: History, Theory and the Logic of International Politics, Ch. 3

W 4/6 Communism and Containment: Engaging with a Primary Source

Kennan, “The Sources of Soviet Conduct”

F 4/8 Nuclear Deterrence


Nye and Welch, 165-182

Week 13: The Cold War

M 4/11 Gaddis, The Cold War: A New History

W 4/13 Gaddis, The Cold War: A New History

F 4/15 Gaddis, The Cold War: A New History

Week 14: The “New World Order”

M 4/18 The “Rise” of Intrastate Conflict

Nye and Welch, 192-218

W 4/20 Application: Humanitarian Intervention Cost-Benefit Analysis

Valentino, “The True Costs of Humanitarian Intervention”

F 4/22 The ‘Third Wave’ and the Democratic Peace

Huntington, “Democracy’s Third Wave”

Haggard and Kaufman, “Inequality and Regime Change: Democratic Transitions”

Week 15: Globalization

M 4/25 Globalization

Nye and Welch, Ch. 7

W 4/27 Non-state and Transnational Actors

Nye and Welch, 299-312

Huntington, “The Clash of Civilizations”

F 4/29 Wrap Up
Final Exam: To be added once fall 2016 schedule is available.
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