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Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 243
Professor
Mark Brawley
Semester
Winter

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January 9, 2012 POLI 243 – International Politics of Economic Relations [email protected] Office hours: Wed 12:30-2:30 @ Lea 330 - Theoretical approach’s to Intl’ politics applied to varied current events - Divided into 3 portions - political economy: trade/monetary relations Formal Final exam (40%) - essay question covering the readings (use in class readings and outside class readings) - essay question about issues rd week of Jan 23 (no Friday lecture, start conferences) Theory  Cause and effect (causation, correlation)  Probabilistic statement: Kenneth Waltz “our theories are probabilistic statements “if – then” “  They are not laws (i.e. law of gravity)  Independent/ dependent variables The Qualities of a Theory  Accuracy  Parsimony or leverage (picking and choosing information to convey
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