an advanced course in methodological, theoretical and technical issues in
political science. The course focuses on the philosophy of social sciences. It
analyzes the issues of conceptualization, of descriptive inference, objectivity,
and causal inference. Methodology topics include: experimental and
observational approaches to estimating causal effects, measuring political
preferences from data, statistical analysis with computer application and
different methods and techniques in studying politic science and international
course aims to provide students with an introduction about the nature and
sources of International Law, its relations with the domestic law, its actors,
the state and International responsibility. Also the role of International Law
in international conflicts and disputes and the distinction between the legal
and political dispute. As
will as the means of peaceful settlement of international dispute by
negotiations, mediations and investigations, etc.
course addresses judicial mean which lead to abiding international conflict
solutions such as international arbitration, the International Court of
Justice, the International Tribunal for the law of the Sea and others. As well
as clarify the role of international and regional organizations in solving
provides a critical study of traditional and contemporary I.R. theories and
analysis of international political behavior, including: power theory, balance
of power theory, systems theory, strategic theories, economic theories,
psychological theories, communication theory, and game theory, as well as
critical approaches and trends.
A survey of
various paradigms in comparative politics, focusing on theories of behavior
list, institutional, development, and radical approaches.
This course will concentrate on the attributes of governments which include
western liberal democracy, as reflected in parliamentary and presidential
systems; dictatorships theocracies, National Socialism; fascism, and communism.
A graduate seminar on selected reverent topics in
comparative politics will be arranged. Throughout the seminar presentations
will discuss of ongoing research by the School's graduate students, faculty
professors, and invited external speakers in rigorous and critical environment.
PhD students critically discuss week's
paper, the presenter responds, and discussion ensues.
This course is
an introduction to contemporary political theory it focuses on the theoretical
and philosophical approaches to the study of politics. Themes include: theories
of justice, democracy, republicanism, power and collective action.
The purpose of
this course is to provide a comprehensive and critical overview of the major
concepts, theories, issues and debates on the international political economy.
The central concern of the course is the study of the political aspects of the
international economy and the effects of economic process on international
politics. Students will be introduced to the following major issues and themes
include; the role of state in production, distribution, and consumption, trade
policy preferences and interest groups; domestic and international institutions
and trade; the politics of international debt; and the domestic political
effects of globalization, political structure and its effects on global
financial crisis, and the political economy of reform.
focuses on different perspectives of International Relations such as liberalism
and neo-liberalism, realism and neo-realism, international society theory,
postmodernism, international critical theory, feminism and green politics.
Moreover, it provides students with a sold ground in international relations
and its different aspects.