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Introduction to International Relations

Objectives:
The course is designed to focus on the dynamics of International Relations, national interests, power factor and state behavior as a guide to understand the nature of real politick. The course will enable the students to analyze the basic approaches and fundamental concepts of International Relations.

Contents:
1. Introduction, Nature and Scope of International Relations;
2. Approaches to the Study of International Relations:
a) Realism
b) Idealism (Liberalism)
c) Behaviouralism.
3. Modern State System and Sovereignty;
4. Doctrine of Power in International Relations:
a) Elements of Power
b) Balance of Power.
5. National Interests in International Relations
6. Concept of Nationalism;
7. Concept of Diplomacy
a). Status of diplomacy during cold war;
b). Status of diplomacy in the post cold war era;
c). Status of diplomacy after 9/11.
8. Ideologies in the 21st century:
a). Clash of civilization (Islam vs the West);
b). End of History.

Credit hours/ Marks:- 03 Cr. Hrs.

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