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IR 210 Session 11

IR 210 Session 11 - 2 passed on in literature movies...

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IR Lecture Notes Session XI Learning Objectives: -Understand impact of political culture on foreign policy -Political military controversies -Cell phone case: worlds colliding and combining Who won the cold war? Liberal ideas and institutions but how we apply depends on political structure and political culture. I. Political Culture A. shapes choice of government structure and nature of policy process; extent of intervention B. a national operation code: (how a nation applies) traditions, values, norms, beliefs that are part of a state’s story and definition. C. defines what is possible and what is important D. there are differences and debates within each country E. some aspects of political culture is based on reality, some on myths and traditional tales F. myths used to frame arguments and to create support for policy- demonize the others 1. communism used as a “myth” to demonize people
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Unformatted text preview: 2. passed on in literature, movies, education; may not be true and do not change much. 3. American myths include: a. mob at the gates (everyone’s trying to get in here because we’re the exceptional nation) b. rot at the top (we don’t like “elites”, people in government too long are rotten) c. benevolent community (the community can help you) d. triumph of the individual (anybody can make it) G. Rosenau’s work on foreign policy strategies 1. Acquiescent: give up easily, do whatever they are told. Small states. 2. Promotive: Control the rules, wants to be seen as leader. Can be huge (like the US) or regional (China) 3. Intransigent: countries that challenge the rules and rule-makers. 4. Preservative: holding on, trying to hold on to power; Spain, Great Britain. Often join with promotive countries....
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