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POLI-323 Comparative Foreign Policy

This course introduces the academic study of foreign policy analysis in comparative perspective. Foreign policy analysis explores every level of foreign policy decision making. Foreign policy is influenced by a multitude of factors: psychologies of individuals involved, a state's characteristics (historical experience, political culture, foreign policy bureaucracy, political opposition, interest groups and public opinion), as well as the international environment. Based on this conceptual and theoretical background, this course reviews foreign policies of many different (types of) countries: among others, Russia, China, Brazil, and Turkey. There are no prerequisites, but POLI-131 or POLI-133 or INTD-201 is recommended. 4 SH. CC: Social Interactions, Writing Intensive.