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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 362
Title Globalization and Geopolitics in the 21st Century
Credits 3.0
Distribution W/DIII


For centuries international relations have been dominated by geopolitics, where states engaged in ruthless ""I-win-you-lose"" competition against other states based on geography, history, national power, and national interests. In the early 1990s an alternative paradigm - globalization - emerged. In an increasingly borderless and integrated world with new forms of transnational networks and where geography and the baggage of history did not matter much, countries and people could work cooperatively to advance common interests that would benefit them all. But is globalization all that it is said to be? Can some form of globalization truly replace geopolitics? This course seeks answers to these and other related critical questions about the future of international relations. Three seminar hours per week.