Foundational Scholarship in International Relations

POLSCI 763S

Seminar producing firm grounding for graduate students in several key research programs in the field of international relations. Examination of foundational books and, in some instances, articles, and follow-on works, representing core elements in international relations, including international structuralism (realist and liberal), the impact of domestic institutions and world politics, the role individual group psychology in foreign policy, and recent IR work employing constructivist international theory.  Students will write essays on each research tradition with the goal of identifying plausible questions they could pursue in larger research papers.