Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Diplomacy, Old-School

So, the question then becomes--is this worth five minutes of class time in Intro to IR?  Or does it become, dare I say it, part of an essay assignment. 

Readers, let me know how I should use this clip (and HT to Florian B.)


Mrs. Spew said...

If the Treaty of Westphalia is part of the curriculum of the course, then you could do an essay. Otherwise, just five minutes of classtime for relevant lecture, I'd say.

Steve Saideman said...

By that standard, Zombies were not suitable as a final exam topic ;)

It would not be the Treaty itself, but the question would be something like: which theories of international relations can capture the behavior of these diplomats?