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10 October 2023 - 27 October 2023

This course "explores policy choices, the role of power, and the resulting interactions between two or more actors within the international system."

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Internet Resources
Listed below is on-line information about books and their authors used in this course.

BLOCK 1:  Source of Ideas and Goals / Intentions

Day 1 - Tuesday, 10 Oct 23:

Edward Hallett Carr     Biography 1     Biography 2
Michael Cox        Publisher Description  (Scroll down to "About the editor," )
The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1919-1939       
 Review 1    Review 2

Matthew Specter        Publisher Description  (Includes information about the author)    Biography
The Atlantic Realists:  Empire and International Political Thought Between Germany and the United States       Review  (Click on "Get Full Text" for review)

Day 2 - Thursday, 12 Oct 23:

Jonathan Kirshner     Biography
An Unwritten Future:  Realism and Uncertainty in World Politics         Review

Day 3 - Friday, 13 Oct 23:

Tara Zahra       Biography
Against the World:  Anti-Globalism and Mass Politics Between the World Wars      Review     Publisher Description

BLOCK II - Change in the International System

Day 4 - Monday, 16 Oct 23:

Robert Gilpin      Interview
War and Change in World Politics     Review 

Day 5 - Tuesday, 17 Oct 23:

Robert O. Keohane     Biography
After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy     Review 1     Review 2

Day 6 - Thursday, 19 Oct 23:

Benn Steil        Biography
The Battle of Bretton Woods:  John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order        Review  (Go to pg. 183)

Day 7 - Friday, 20 Oct 23:

Jeffrey W. Legro      Biography
Rethinking the World:  Great Power Strategies and International Order        Review   (Scroll down to pg. 227)

BLOCK III - Pursuing Goals and Intentions

Day 8 - Monday, 23 Oct 23:

Stacie E. Goddard      Biography
When Right Makes Might:  Rising Powers and World Order         Review 

Alister Miskimmon      Biography
Ben O'Loughlin      Biography
Laura Roselle       Biography
Strategic Narratives:  Communication Power and the New World Order       Review 
(Scroll down to pg. 585)

Day 9 - Tuesday, 24 Oct 23:

Van Jackson     Biography
Pacific Power Paradox:  American Statecraft and the Fate of the Asian Peace         Review

Day 10 - Thursday, 26 Oct 23:

Richard Ned Lebow      Biography
Why Nations Fight:  Past and Future Motives for War      Review

Stephen F. Cohen       In Memoriam
Vladimir Pozner        Biography
Anne Applebaum       Biography
Garry Kasparov         Biography
Should the West Engage Putin's Russia?:  The Munk Debates

Benjamin Abelow     
How the West Brought War to Ukraine       

Day 11 - Friday, 27 Oct 23:

G. John Ikenberry      Biography
After Victory:  Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars       Review   

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