This course examines the evolution and structure of the contemporary global system and considers the perennial questions of peace and stability in a world of independent polities. It treats the diverse capabilities, roles and relationships of state and non-state actors, and considers major patterns of change in the post-war world. Principal attention is directed to recurring theoretical concerns in the study of international politics. Both lectures and readings make generous use of case studies and contemporary issues. Lecture: Three hours a week. Restriction: Student must have permission of the instructor. 06-09-2018-29-11-2018 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 02:30PM - 03:45PM, Young Sports Ctr, Room 212