POLI:131 World Affairs.

Examines state behavior in the international system in light of countries’ abilities and limitations. Causes of state action, leaders’ decision making and the role of power are discussed. Explores why states go to war, the role of the United Nations, the benefits and costs of free trade, and the effects of the environmental and human rights movements. Case studies and current events are used to illustrate theories and provide a framework for discussion. 4 SH. CC: Social Interactions, Writing Intensive.