PSCI3810.26JUN2007.Notes

PSCI3810.26JUN2007.Notes - 26JUN2007 Impact of structure...

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Impact of structure upon cooperation -Anarchy self-help survival concern relative gains avoid cooperation little interdependence -states fear exploitation and gaining les than others, barrier to cooperation -outcomes from trade -- 100 vs. 100 -- 120 vs. 130 -- 0 vs. 250 The security dilemma -“each party’s power increments are matched by the others, and all wind up with no more security than when the vicious cycle began, along with the costs incurred in having acquired and having to maintain their power” --Snyder -spiral model The way to war -multipoliarity -escalatory disputes -rivalries Disputes go to war if… -there is an ongoing arms race -there are physical threats to vital issues like territory -they are part of a series of disputes with the same rival -a hostile interaction spiral emerges -hard-liners dominate the leadership of at least one side How peace? -safe structure -alliance -nuclear deterrence Optimal structure -What’s the best system structure --Uni-polarity? --Bipolarity?
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PSCI 3810 taught by Professor Erumsheikh during the Summer '08 term at North Texas.

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PSCI3810.26JUN2007.Notes - 26JUN2007 Impact of structure...

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