Courses

POL506/SPI595: Qualitative Methods

This seminar explores the use of qualitative methods in social science research. We consider both the design of research projects and the conduct of research, including the use of elite interviews, interviews with members of the mass public, archival materials and secondary materials. The course also ... 

SPI571C: Topics in Development: Political Risk Analysis

Explores the impact of international and national political institutions, as well as political events, on firms’ and investors’ strategies and decisions. We draw on academic research to consider how business leaders assess risk at the firm- and country-level, and to evaluate how governments that want to attract or retain investment seek to ameliorate political risk. We also consider ... 

POL385: International Political Economy

This course examines the interactions between international politics and international economics, as well as between domestic political systems and the global economy. We explore the ways in which governments attempt to govern international trade and finance; as well as the ways in which the international economy affects domestic politics. The course considers ...