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INTLPOL 201: Managing Global Complexity

Is international relations theory valuable for policy makers? The first half of the course will provide students with a foundation in theory by introducing the dominant theoretical traditions and insights in international relations. The second half of the course focuses on several complex global problems that cut across policy specializations and impact multiple policy dimensions. Students will assess the value of major theories and concepts in international relations for analyzing and addressing such complex global policy issues.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3
Instructors: Gould, E. (PI)

INTLPOL 204B: Economic Policy Analysis for Policymakers (PUBLPOL 301B)

This class provides economic and institutional background necessary to conduct policy analysis. We will examine the economic justification for government intervention and illustrate these concepts with applications drawn from different policy contexts. The goal of the course is to provide you with the conceptual foundations and the practical skills and experience you will need to be thoughtful consumers or producers of policy analysis. Prerequisites: ECON 102B or PUBLPOL 303D.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5

INTLPOL 207: Economics of Corruption

(Formerly IPS 207) This course applies economic tools to understanding and analyzing the developmental impact and determinants of corruption, as well as policy initiatives to address corruption. In addition to theories of corruption, students evaluate several case studies, randomized experiments, and empirical evidence, including from Argentina, Botswana, Brazil, China, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Uganda, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The "Corruption in the News" section supplements the class material.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5

INTLPOL 209A: IPS Master's Thesis

(Formerly IPS 209A) For IPS M.A. students only (by petition). Regular meetings with thesis advisers required. Total of eight units required for any student completing an approved thesis.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-8 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Stoner, K. (PI)

INTLPOL 213: International Mediation and Civil Wars

(Formerly IPS 213) This graduate seminar will examine international mediation efforts to achieve negotiated settlements for civil wars over the last two decades. Contending approaches to explain the success or failure of international mediation efforts will be examined in a number of cases from Africa (Sudan, Sierra Leone, Burundi), the Balkans (Bosnia, Macedonia), and Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia/Aceh). In addition to class attendance, each student will meet with the instructor for multiple one-on-one sessions during the quarter. Satisfies the IPS Policy Writing Requirement.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Morris, E. (PI)

INTLPOL 216: Making Things Happen in the Real World: Leadership and Implementation

(Formerly IPS 216) For any problem we want to solve - reducing poverty, improving education, ending civil wars, integrating refugee populations, increasing access to quality health care - someone has to take proposed solutions and make them stick. Course emphasis is on how to make change in the real world by focusing on policy implementation: what skilled leaders do when they engage stakeholders, confront opposition, prioritize goals, find and marshal resources, fail and learn, and succeed or not. In particular, the course will tackle problems that many policy courses ignore, such as why implementation is difficult and what strategies and capacities leaders need to put plans into actions. Focus will be on case analysis and discussion led by professors from a variety of different disciplinary backgrounds in economics, pediatrics, epidemiology, public health, and political science.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3

INTLPOL 217: The Future of Global Cooperation

As threats to peace and security emerge, should nation states go it alone or work through global bodies? What are the benefits and risks of global cooperation? This course will examine the role that international organizations play in responding to global threats in the modern era. The first section of the course will focus on the advent of the modern global institutional architecture, the sources of its legitimacy and power (or lack thereof), and the role of regional, subnational, and nongovernmental actors in engaging with global bodies. The second section of the course will consider the efficacy of international institutional responses to global threats through recent case studies, such as the Syrian civil war, the Paris Climate Accord, and 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The course will conclude with students making policy presentations advocating for which, if any, global institutional levers should be deployed to respond to emerging or ongoing threats. The course's main goal is a practical one: for students to grapple with the powers and limits of existing global institutions when considering and advocating for effective responses to peace and security threats.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4
Instructors: Spiegel, J. (PI)

INTLPOL 221: Politics of Data: Algorithmic Culture, Big Data, and Information Waste

(Formerly IPS 221) This course examines the role of data and algorithms in politically significant phenomena such as fake news,Twitter bots, prediction markets, racial profiling, autonomous robotic weapons, cryptocurrencies, and hacked elections. Readings are drawn from science & technology studies, information science, anthropology, communication, media studies, legal theory, sociology, and computer science, with additional contributions from psychology and philosophy. Non-technical, but minimal familiarity with computers and data analysis is assumed. Assignments include reading logs, a midterm exam, and a term paper. NOTE: Undergraduate enrollment is limited to seniors.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4
Instructors: Edwards, P. (PI)

INTLPOL 224: Economic Development and Challenges of East Asia

(Formerly IPS 224) This course explores East Asia's rapid economic development and the current economic challenges. For the purpose of this course, we will focus on China, Japan, and Korea. The first part of the course examines economic growth in East Asia and the main mechanisms. In this context, we will examine government and industrial policy, international trade, firms and business groups, and human capital. We will discuss the validity of an East Asian model for economic growth. The second part of the course focuses on the current economic challenges confronting these countries, such as, political economy, human capital, inequality, and entrepreneurship and innovation. Readings will come from books, journal articles, reports, news articles, and case studies. Many of the readings will have an empirical component and students will be able to develop their understanding of how empirical evidence is presented in articles. Prerequisites: INTPOL 201B, Polisci150A(355A), Econ 102B or equivalent courses that cover regression analysis.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Lee, Y. (PI)

INTLPOL 232: Foreign Policy Decision Making in Comparative Perspective (POLISCI 242, POLISCI 342)

This seminar will examine how countries and multilateral organizations make decisions about foreign and international policy. The hypothesis to be explored in the course is that individuals, bureaucracies, and interest groups shape foreign policy decisions. That hypothesis will be tested against other more structural explanations of how countries behave in the international system. After a brief review of the academic literature in the first part of the course, the seminar will focus on several cases studies of foreign policy decision-making by the United States, China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea, as well as the United Nations and NATO. This seminar is intended for masters students and fourth-year undergraduates. NOTE: The enrollment of the class is by application only. Please send a one page document to Mahlorei Bruce Apalis, mahlorei@stanford.edu by March 10th with the following information: full name, class year, major, contact email, which version of the course you want to enroll in (e.g., POLISCI or INTLPOL). In the document please also outline previous associated coursework and/or relevant experience and write why you want to enroll in the seminar. Application results will be announced on March 22nd. Any questions related to this course can be directed to Mahlorei Bruce Apalis.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3
Instructors: McFaul, M. (PI)
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