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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


GOVT 85.23 Unipolarity and US Security

The end of the Cold War ushered in an era in which the U.S. became the world's only superpower, standing far above all other states in terms of military, economic, and technological capabilities.  Analysts commonly argue that today's "unipolar" system is historically unprecedented.  In this course, we will explore how unipolarity influences the conduct of US security policy.  We will examine a wide range of questions, including: How long can the US maintain its leadership position in the international system?  Is the US in a position to effectively reshape international institutions?  Why does the US maintain such a large network of overseas military commitments?  As the leading power, does the US have a greater obligation to help the world's poor and engage in humanitarian interventions than other states?

Instructor

S. Brooks

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.