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IR 501 International Relations Theory

The main traditions and currents of thought in international political theory. Early thinking about international relations. Major twentieth century approaches: idealist-realist debate; the power politics approach and its fundamental concepts such as balance of power, national interest, nationalism and imperialism. Behaviorism; systems thinking; interdependence and structure list theories. Decision-making and integration theories. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5.

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