Introduction to International Relations and Comparative Politics
These notes provide a brief understanding of the concepts and ideas that define international politics, and provide a basis for the systemic theories to be discussed in later lectures.
Basic Global Economics; Pre-Globalization International Economics
These notes cover the time period of pre-globalization and explain how globalization has come about. By looking at international economics and the theories that states are bound to, we are able to see why globalization affects the world as much as it does.
Systemic Theories and Sub-Systemic Theories
These notes break down the different levels of international political theories in order to explain why states behave the way they do.
Early Globalization; Benefits
These notes cover the early workings of globalization and how history fundamentally impacted globalization. By looking at specific countries, we are able to uncover the how and why of Globalization in our current system.
These notes look at the interconnection of politics and economics, and how they shape one another.
Problems of Modern Globalization; Negative Effects
These notes largely cover material presenting the negative effects of globalization, explain the "Circle of Poverty", and take a closer look at why globalization causes some states to fail.
Modern Globalization; International Institutions
These lecture notes cover material related to the international institutions and bureaucratic systems that facilitate globalization.
The World Today
These notes provide a brief world history that outline how and why the world is acting. Through the use of history, we can explain why certain states behave the way they do.
A Tour of the World from a USA Perspective
These notes look at world history and global international politics through a USA perspective and explain the United State's view of how the world works.