Discussion 1

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1. Complete the readings assigned to Module 1 (see syllabus)

2. View the video Lecture on "Perspectives and Approaches" on iCollege.

3. Make a detailed initial response to the following prompt (see guidelines in Folder 'Instructions for Discussions and Mini-Exams).

"The most useful approach to understanding international relations is …."

Make a case for one of the approaches that are covered in the readings or video lecture. Why do you think it is the most useful? what are its weaknesses? Why is it more useful than the other approaches?[Briefly point out the weaknesses of each of the other approaches]

The approaches that you will consider are Realist, Liberal, Constructionist, Dependency, Systems and Marxist.

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