Department of Political Science 051 Dr. Fariborz Mokhtari ntro!

uction to nternational "elation#

POLS Summer 2014

$h% !o nation# fi&ht' $h% !o (ar# occur' )o( coul! peace be maintaine!' )o( !o ethic#* e+pe!ienc%* an! national intere#t influence international affair#' )o( !o national po(er* international politic#* an! #o,erei&nt% interact' # the international #%#tem inherentl% pro&ramme! for conflict' # e,er% nation fearful of other#* in a con#tant #tru&&le for #ur,i,al' # the -ue#t for !ominance the onl% choice a,ailable to a##ure #ur,i,al of the &reat po(er#' .he#e are ba#ic -ue#tion# a!!re##e! in an intro!uctor% cour#e on nternational "elation#. .heorie# of international relation# coul! be &roupe! into t(o #chool# of thou&ht. One is Liberalism that ,ie(# #tate# to be the main actor# in international politic#* that internal characteri#tic# #hape #tate#/ beha,ior* an! that economic inter!epen!ence* !emocrac%* an! international or&anization# con#titute more compellin& influence# on #tate# than !o po(er calculation#. The other is Realism that al#o #ee# #tate# a# main actor# in international relation#* but fin!# human nature* the &lobal #tructure of #tate relation#* an! the #tru&&le to #ur,i,e* a# the main moti,ator# of international relation#. $e be&in our -ue#t to un!er#tan! international relation# (ith 01la##ical "eali#m2 (hich !ominate! the #tu!% of politic# amon& nation# from the 1340# for three !eca!e# an! re4emer&e! in the 1330#. "e-uire! "ea!in&#5 )an# 6. Mor&enthau* The Struggle for Power and Peace, Revised by Kenneth W. Thom son !"c#raw$%ill& 6ohn 7. Stoe##in&er* 'rusaders (nd Pragmatists) "overs of "odern (merican *oreign Policy 89orton: .he book# are a,ailable throu&h online book#eller# at ,er% rea#onable price#. ;,aluation5 .here (ill be t(o e+amination# in thi# cour#e. .he fir#t* (ill recei,e <5= of the &ra!e for the cour#e* the final e+am 40 percent. .he remainin& 25= (ill be allocate! to cla## participation an! -uizze#. 1la## atten!ance i# crucial #ince make4up# for mi##e! !i#cu##ion# an! -uizze# (ill not be practical. 1la## participation re-uire# pre#ence in the cla##room* an! rea!ine## to en&a&e in !i#cu##ion#. Stu!ent# are thu# e+pecte! to come to cla## prepare!. Preparation mean# rea!in& the a##i&nment# thou&htfull% before comin& to cla##.

Mor&enthau

$eek One5

Part One .heor% an! Practice of nternational Politic# > "eali#t .heor% .he Science of nternational Politic# Part .(o nternational Politic# a# a Stru&&le for Po(er Political Po(er* .he Stru&&le for Po(er? Polic% of the Statu# @uo mperiali#m Polic% of Pre#ti&e .he !eolo&ical ;lement in nternational Policie#

$eek .(o5

Part .hree 9ational Po(er ;##ence of 9ational po(er ;lement# of 9ational po(er ;,aluation of 9ational Po(er Part Four Limitation# of 9ational Po(er .he Aalance of Po(er Different Metho!# of Aalance .he Structure of the Aalance

$eek three5

Part Fi,e Limitation# of 9ational Po(er $orl! Public Opinion* Moralit%* More#* an! La( nternational Moralit% Part Si+ Limitation# of 9ational Po(er nternational La( B the Main Problem# (ith it First Test

$eek Four5

Part Se,en nternational Politic# in the 1ontemporar% $orl! .he 9e( Moral Force of 9ationali#tic Cni,er#ali#m

Part ;i&ht .he Problem of Peace5 Peace .hrou&h Limitation Di#armament Securit% nternational 7o,ernment .he Cnite! 9ation# $eek Fi,e5 Part 9ine .he Problem of Peace5 Peace .hrou&h .ran#formation .he $orl! State .he $orl! 1ommunit% Part .en .he Problem of Peace5 Peace .hrou&h >ccommo!ation Diplomac% Future of Diplomac% Stoe##in&er $eek Si+5 Doun& >merica B .he $orl! $oo!ro( $il#on5 1ru#a!er for a Aetter $orl! .he $orl! Aet(een .(o $ar# Franklin D. "oo#e,elt? Prophet an! Prince Ori&in# of the 1ol! $ar

$eek .(el,e5 Eorea 1350 "ollback B "e#pon#e ;,an&eli#m ># Forei&n Polic% 9e( Frontier# $eek .hirteen5 .he Aru#h $ith 9uclear )olocau#t .he .(ili&ht of Aipolarit% .he >merican ;mpire Ei##in&er B 9i+on5 Search for a Stable $orl! .he Po#t4imperial Pre#i!enc% ;thic# n a $orl! of Po(er 1ru#a!er# 1an Ae 9ice5 "onal! "ea&an n an! Out of 1ol! $ar ;pilo&ue5 .he 0Mi&ht )a,e Aeen#2 of )i#tor% THE FINAL EXAM

$eek Fourteen5

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