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Bearce, David H.

Visiting Professor


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research overview

  • David H. Bearce's areas of research include International Political Economy (focusing on the politics of exchange rate regimes, foreign aid, and international labor mobility) and International Organization (focusing on the how inter-governmental organizations may help reduce conflict among member-states).


  • international relations, international organizations, international political economy, exchange rate regimes, foreign aid, international labor flows


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courses taught

  • IAFS 1000 - Global Issues and International Affairs
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Introduces the student to the international affairs program. The course examines political and economic development in several countries in many different world regions. Examines historical trends and development as well as current political and economic issues.
  • IAFS 4500 - The Post-Cold War World
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Capstone course for international affairs majors. Examines the ways in which the end of the Cold War, the collapse of failed states, and the rise of global terrorism changed the world. Studies how peoples, governments and nongovernmental organizations face new social, political, economic and security challenges in an era of globalization. Includes discussion, oral reports, critical book reviews, and research papers.
  • PSCI 3163 - American Foreign Policy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2022
    Examines foundations, assumptions, objectives, dynamics, and methods of U.S. foreign policy since WWII. Gives special attention to domestic and external problems of adapting U.S. policy to the changing world environment. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2223.
  • PSCI 7043 - Seminar: Problems of International Organization
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Studies selected problems concerning administration and operation of public international organizations, including the United Nations and its specialized agencies. Considers decision making, executive leadership, internal organization, personnel policies, coordination of activities, and financing.
  • PSCI 7173 - The Politics of International Factor Flows
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Focuses on the second dimension of international trade: the politics of international factor flows. Economic globalization can be defined as the freer flow of (1) goods and services (i.e., international trade) and (2) factors of production (e.g., capital and labor) across national borders. Links these topics in International Political Economy to broader theories of International Relations, namely Institutionalism and Liberalism.
  • PSCI 7183 - International Cooperation
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Investigates the origins, forms and consequences of international cooperation. The course covers both theoretical material related to international cooperation and various related global issue areas; security, economy, environment and social welfare. For each issue area, the key theoretical debates, empirical findings, as well as central challenges and parameters that constrain international cooperation will be investigated.


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