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POLI 443 Intervention in World Politics (3 credits)

Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)


Political Science : Examination of the history, theory and politics of intervention, focusing on the 19th century onward. It examines interventions for humanitarian purposes and interventions in civil wars in the 19th century, critical cases of non-intervention from the first half of the 20th century, intervention and resistance in the Cold War and decolonization periods, and interventions since the end of the Cold War. Legal, ethical and political frameworks for assessing the legitimacy and effects of intervention as a contemporary practice, the ways in which it has been contested, and its relationship to core principles, such as state sovereignty.

Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • Prerequisite: POLI 243 or POLI 244 or permission of the instructor, or a 300-level course in International Relations.

  • The field is International Relations.

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