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Educators Course Syllabi Politics, Pfaltzgraff- World Politics, Theory and Practice, 1-2

Weeks 1 - 2:

  • The Nature and Objectives of International Relations;
  • The Nature of Theory in International Relations;
  • The Levels of Analysis: Normative Theory;
  • The Traditional and Contemporary Paradigms
Topics for Reports:
  • Utopianism: A Normative Theory of International Relations
  • Woodrow Wilson and International Order
  • Utopianism in U.S. Foreign Policy
  • The Behavioralist-Traditionalist Controversy
  • The Level of Analysis Problem in International Relations Theory
  • The Role of Normative Theory in the Study of International Relations

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Basic Readings:

Carr, E.H.
* The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1919-1939 (New York: Harper Torchback, paperback), pp.1-63
Dougherty, James E. and Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.
*Contending Theories of International Relations, 3rd ed. (New York: Harper and Row, 1990), Chapters 1 and 13
Ferguson, Yale H. and Richard W. Mansbach
* The Elusive Quest: Theory and International Politics (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1988), pp.3-48; 111-142; 186-222.
Holsti, K.J.
* The Dividing Discipline (Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1987) pp.1-60; 82-150
Lee, James R.
"The New World Order and the Study of International Relations: Has Anything Changed?" in Olson, William, The Theory and Practice of International Relations (Prentice Hall, 1994)
Rosenau, James N.
"The Reallocation of Authority in a Shrinking World," in Olson, William, The Theory and Practice of International Relations (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1994)
Selected Bibliography:
Utopianism and Normative Theory
Angell, Norman
America's Dilemma: Alone or Allied? (New York: Harper Brothers, 1940)
After All (New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1951)
The Great Illusion: The Relation of Military Power to National Advantage (New York: Putnam Press, 1913)
Let the People Know (New York: Viking Press, 1942)
The Political Conditions of Allied Success (New York: Putnam's Sons, 1918)
Bailey, S.R.
International Studies in Modern Education (London: Oxford University Press, 1938)
Bailey, Thomas A.
Woodrow Wilson and the Lost Peace (New York: Macmillan, 1944)
Wilson and the Peacemakers (New York: Macmillan, 1947)
Blum, John
Woodrow Wilson and the Politics of Morality (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1956)
Buehrig, Edward H.
Woodrow Wilson and the Balance of Power (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1955)
Dunn, Frederick
The Present Course of International Relations Research, World Politics, Vol. 2 (October 1949)
Fox, William T.R.
Interwar International Relations Research, World Politics, (October 1949)
Gurian, Waldemar
The Study of International Relations, The Review of Politics, Vol. 8, No. 3 (July 1946)
Herz, John
Political Realism and Political Idealism (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951)
Kirk, Grayson.
The Study of International Relations in American Colleges and Universities (New York: Council on Foreign Relations)
Levin, N. Gordon, Jr.
Woodrow Wilson and World Politics (New York: Oxford University Press, 1968)
Link, Arthur S.
Wilson the Diplomatist (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1957)
Mannheim, Karl
Ideology and Utopia (New York: Harcourt, Brace and World)
Morgenthau, Hans J.
"Reflections on the State of Political Science," Review of Politics, Vol. XVII (October 1955)
Nicholson, Sir Harold
Peacemaking 1919 (New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1939)
Niebuhr, Reinhold
"The Illusion of World Government," Foreign Affairs (April 1949)
Parkinson, F.
The Philosophy of International Relations: A Study in the History of Thought (Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1977)
Russell, Frank M.
Theories of International Relations (New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1936)
Schuman, Frederick L.
The Commonwealth of Man (New York: Knopf, 1952)
"The Study of International Relations in the United States," Contemporary Political Science: A Survey of Methods Research and Training (Paris: United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 1959)
Ware, Edith E.
The Study of International Relations in the United States (New York: Columbia University Press, 1937)
Zimmern, Alfred, ed.
University Teaching of International Relations (Paris: International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation, League of Nations, 1939)
The Study of International Relations (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931)
Selected Bibliography: The Behavioral Revolution and the Traditionalist-Behavioralist Controversy
Brown, Robert
Explanation in Social Science (Chicago: Aldine Press, 1963)
Haas, Michael, ed.
International System: A Behavioral Approach (New York: Chandler Publishing Co., 1974)
Kerlinger, Fred N.
Foundations of Behavioral Research (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1967)
Lerner, D. and H.D. Lasswell, eds
The Policy Sciences (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1951)
O'Leary, Michael K. and William D. Coplin
Quantitative Techniques in Foreign Policy Analysis and Forecasting (New York: Praeger, 1975)
Rose, Arnold M.
Theory and Method in the Social Sciences (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1954)
Rosenau, James N.
International Studies and the Social Sciences: Problems, Priorities, and Prospects in the United States (Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1973)