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DHP P240: The Role of Force in International Politics

Course Description

This core International Security Studies course presents an examination of the role of force as an instrument of statecraft. Topics covered include: 1) military power and the role of force in contemporary world politics; 2) the causes of war and the moral/ethical constraints on armed violence; 3) instruments and purposes of coercion force: military power and strategic non-violent action; 4) national security policy formation and process; 5) the modes and strategies of military power (nuclear, conventional, internal conflict); 6) the structure of the post-Cold War and post-9/11 international security environment.

Course faculty: Richard Shultz
Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Fall 2020

Faculty: Richard Shultz
Day(s): Monday, Wednesday
Time: 7:15 am - 8:45 am
SIS number: 84791

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