This module will examine the relationship between domestic politics and international relations. How do interest groups influence the trajectory of a country’s foreign policy? Who benefits and gains from globalization and how does this affect their political beliefs?
In the first part of the module, we will explore how domestic politics and interests influence government's decisions in the international arena. In the second part of the module, we take a reverse perspective and examine how international politics affects domestic political leadership, policies, cleavages, and institutions.A broader goal of the module is to practice a scientific approach to the study of politics. We will be particularly interested in how scholars propose hypotheses about the domestic-international relationship and how they use empirical evidence to test these propositions.
- Module Supervisor: Martin Steinwand