Syllabus - GREAT POWER RELATIONS Summer 2009 PROFESSOR...

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GREAT POWER RELATIONS Summer 2009 PROFESSOR SALOMONE TEXTS: Donald Kagan, On the Origins of War Barbara Tuchman, The Guns of August A.J.P. Taylor, The Origins of the Second World War James Fallows, Blind into Baghdad REQUIREMENTS: Three examinations during the semester, and a final examination, non cumulative. Class attendance and class participation are extremely important in helping you sort out the complexities of the subject matter Read the assignments before you come to class OBJECTIVES: This course presents the realist theory of international affairs to explain the behavior of the great powers and the relations among them in the international system through a series of historical case studies. The theoretical material is presented against the backdrop of 5 case studies: (1.) the Second Peloponnesian War, (2.) the outbreak of the Great War, (3.) the inter-war period and the coming of World War II, (4.) the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War, and (5.) the emergence
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