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School of Politics and International Relations

POL249 Foreign Policy Analysis

POL249 Foreign Policy Analysis (POL249 – Spring)

Credits: 15
Semester: B

Module Convenor: Dr James Strong
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Description: This module introduces students to the study of how states make foreign policy decisions. It considers the social, material, institutional and political contexts for decision-making, and how individual leaders' cognitive and psychological traits influence the choices they make. It thus forms a bridge between the study of leadership, domestic politics, and international relations.

 

Assessment: Essay 1500 words (40%) and a 2 hour exam (60%)
Level: 5