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Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University

Lecture Slides are Up

Lecture slides from the first few days are now posted. Just click on the “Lectures” tab above. – Prof N.

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Understanding Putnam on Two-Level Games

For those of you wanting a better understanding of Putnam’s argument, and perhaps other examples using two-level games, the following Prezi presentation might be useful: https://prezi.com/znrqv6_w9zzr/copy-of-diplomacy-and-domestic-politics-the-logic-of-two-level-game/

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News Link: 4 Important Maps for Geopolitics in 2017

“Our brand of geopolitics takes this a step further and asserts that a deep understanding of geography and power enables you to do two things. First, it helps you comprehend the forces that will shape international politics and how they … Continue reading

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From my other site… Semester’s Agenda: Begin discussing changes in world order

In response to Trump’s new “America First” foreign policy approach, and in response to other major systemic changes that have been coming along for some time, my introductory course has a new sub-title and focus: understanding the varieties of world … Continue reading

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Course is Live!

The course website is fully updated. I might still make changes, especially to cope with current events. But do be sure to read through all of the pages. Spring 2017: General course description Schedule 2017: Readings and assignments, with a … Continue reading

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Course is being updated!

January 9, 2017 Students, This course is being updated. There are some changes over previous terms, though the overall format and assignments will remain largely the same. The big change is in terms of readings. The books this term will … Continue reading

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