SEST-597 Economics of National Security Policy
Fall for 2016-2017
This course surveys the successes and failures of economic sanctions and foreign aid in the context of increasing globalization and the growing importance of transnational actors in international politics. It addresses the on-going debate over how best to measure the success of these tools. The course also explains and considers such non-traditional and potential economic instruments of foreign policy as foreign direct investment, international finance, the use of courts as well as efforts to attack sources of funding for international terrorists. The goal of the course is to provide future policymakers and analysts with methods and approaches to choose effectively among competing economic tools, both unilateral and multilateral, and defend their use in the name of security and national interest.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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Fall '16: Jochum J (file download)
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