1. How useful is theory? Special characteristics of theory in the social sciences.
2. The realistic approach - POWER. Tangible and intangible components of power. Capability and the foreign policy process.
3. The balance of power. Power political models of IR.
4. The idealistic approach - globalism and interdependence.
5. Functionalism and neo-functionalism.
7. The foreign policy process in practice.
Doherty & Pfalzgraff, Contending Theories of International Relations (should be read by the end of Week 2)
Lerch & Said, Concepts of International Politics, NB, New Edition, 1994 (should be read by the end of Week 4)
Donelan, M., Elements of International Political Theory.
Bull, H., The Anarchical Society.
Groom & Taylor: Functionalism.
Haas, E., Beyond the Nation State.
Rothgeb, J.M., Defining Power: Influence and Force in the Contemporary International System.
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