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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


GOVT 81.08 Global Public Opinion

There has been a rise in attention to the role of global public opinion in international relations. News media usage of the phrase "world public opinion" or "global public opinion," as well as scholarly research about it, dramatically increased during the last decade. But has global public opinion actually played an important role in international affairs? What are the attitudes of citizens around the world towards some crucial global issues that require international cooperation? Do their attitudes substantially affect states' ability to cooperate to address such issues? In this course, by examining these questions through a variety of assignments (writing a short literature review, making a "news story" video, working on a data visualization project, etc.), students will learn important theories and empirical findings on global public opinion. The topics covered include international institutions and human rights, the environment and climate change, nuclear energy, happiness, trust and social capital, global economy, war and peace, terrorism, anti-Americanism, U.S. foreign policy and soft power, soft power competition in Asia, the rise of China, immigration, and foreign aid.

Instructor

Horiuchi

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:INT or SOC

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Offered

Not offered in AY 2017-2018. May be offered in AY 2018-2019.