International Relations

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
International RelationsDr. Delwar Hossain20310:00-10:50 A.M. (Monday), 10:00-10:50 A.M. (Wednesday),
  • Introduction to International Relations as an academic discipline: Definition, importance, scope and nature
  • Basic concepts in the study of IR: The actors, national power, national interests, levels of analysis, idealism, liberalism and realism
  • Global order and its major features
  • Bangladesh in global affairs: The emergence of Bangladesh as an independent nation, the role of external powers
  • Understanding foreign policy, objectives and principles of Bangladesh foreign policy
  • Determinants and policy making process of Bangladesh foreign policy
  • Geopolitics of Bangladesh
  • National Security of Bangladesh: traditional and non-traditional issues
  • Bilateral focus of Bangladesh’s Foreign Policy: Bangladesh-India, Bangladesh-Pakistan, Bangladesh-China, Bangladesh-USA, Bangladesh Japan
  • Regional focus of BFP: SAARC, OIC, and the Muslim world
  • Global focus of BFP: The UN, WTO and the World Bank-IMF
  • Future directions of BFP

Suggested Readings:
(International Relations and Bangladesh Foreign Policy)
Joshua S Goldstein, International Relations, Longman, 2005
John Baylis and Steve Smith, eds. The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations.
Karen Mingst, Essentials of International Relations
Palmer and Perkins, International Relations
Charles W. Kegley, Jr. and Eugene R. Wittkopf. World Politics: Trends and Transformation.
Michael G. Roskin and Nickolas 0. Berry, The New World of IR, Prentice Hall, 2005
Trevor C. Salmon and Trevor C. Salmon, eds. Issues in International Relations, Routledge, 2000
Gregory C. Kennedy, Incidents and International Relations: People, Power, And Personalities (Praeger Studies in Diplomacy and Strategic Thought), 2002
Harun ur Rashid, International Relations and Bangladesh, UPL, Dhaka, 2004
Abul Kalam, Bangladesh: External Linkages and Internal Dynamics
Faruk Sobhan, Indo-Bangladesh Relations
Emajuddin Ahmed (ed) Foreign Policy of Bangladesh: A Small State Imperatives
Muzaffar Ahmed and Abul Kalam (eds.) Bangladesh Foreign Policy: Changes and Directions.
M.G. Kabir and Shaukat Hassan (eds) Issues and Challenges Facing Bangladesh Foreign Policy.
Nurul Momen. Bangladesh in the United Nations: A Study of Diplomacy.
Chakravarti and V. Narain (eds.) Bangladesh Volume 3 Global Politics.
Emajuddin Ahmed and Abul Kalam (eds.) Bangladesh, South Asia and the World.
Emajuddin Ahmed, SAARC: Seeds of Harmony.
Iftekharuzzaman and Jmtiaz Ahmed (eds.) Bangladesh and SAARC: Issues, Perspectives and Outlooks.
M. Shamsul Huq. Bangladesh in International Politics: Dilemmas of a Week State.

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