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Comparative Foreign Policy: Canadian & U.S. Foreign Policy

Students will consider some theoretical approaches and concepts involved in the analysis of foreign policy. We examine the sources of foreign policy, including individual policy makers, characteristics of the domestic social-political environment, and international systemic factors. Then we will consider the interplay between the fields of International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis, in particular focusing on a comparison of middle range theories characteristic of Foreign Policy Analysis and the grand theory approaches developed in International Relations.

POLSCI 788

Comparative Foreign Policy: Canadian & U.S. Foreign Policy

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes

Students will consider some theoretical approaches and concepts involved in the analysis of foreign policy. We examine the sources of foreign policy, including individual policy makers, characteristics of the domestic social-political environment, and international systemic factors. Then we will consider the interplay between the fields of International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis, in particular focusing on a comparison of middle range theories characteristic of Foreign Policy Analysis and the grand theory approaches developed in International Relations.


Lana Wylie

Associate Professor