In recent years, the state-centric emphasis of International Relations has been challenged by the exponential rise and expanding influence of a variety of non-state actors (NSAs) such as international organizations, NGOs, MNCs, violent groups and social movements. In this course we shall examine how such actors shape international relations and influence the behavior of both states and each other. In each of the units, we shall examine a different type of NSA and examine how these actors challenge conceptions of sovereignty, democracy, legitimacy, accountability, ethics/responsibility and power. Side by side, we will learn about key cases and read both classic and recent on the subject.
Prakash, Deepa, "POLS 390 Google, Guerillas and Greenpeace: Non-State Actors in World Affairs Prakash Fall 2023" (2023). Course Syllabi. 183, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.