IDS Approved Courses From Other Departments - International Diplomacy: Institutions and Practices POLI 5581   International Diplomacy: Institutions and Practices
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course looks at the way states decide which diplomatic strategies to pursue, and why these succeed or fail. Among the themes considered are the evolution of diplomacy as an international institution, national power and bargaining leverage, and the effects of domestic politics, psychology, and culture on international negotiation. Specific historical cases which may be reviewed in any given year include: the Peloponnesian War, the Munich Crisis, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the negotiation of the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement and NAFTA, and the Kyoto Protocol. Students participate in a negotiation-simulation exercise and write a paper on a particular case.
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PREREQUISITES: Permission of the instructor.
EXCLUSIONS: POLI 4581.03