IR 210 Session 22

IR 210 Session 22 - IR Lecture Notes 10.17.07 Session XXII...

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IR Lecture Notes 10.17.07 Session XXII !!!!!! Midterm? If you’re a ______, what do you do to respond to anarchy? realist: military reformer: regimes transformer: *****USE WORKSHEET TO UNDERSTAND TOOLS I. (inserted during Session 24): Cybernetics A. Definition: decision-making processes are adaptive, and tend to make decisions based on previous experiences. B. Goal is not maximizing benefits and reducing costs; rather, it seeks to be satisfactory. Best possible decision on a short basis. Used in crisis situations. I. Singer’s Images: A. Image One: pessimists vs. optimists B. Image Two: socialism vs. democracy; nature of state C. Image Three: anarchy vs. world government; system D. Image Four: II. Levels Analogy A. levels are like a toolbox; four drawers with analytical tools inside. III. Explaining the behavior of actors- handout #21 A. Assumptions
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1. assume objectivity 2. assume the social world is like the natural world 3. uncover regularities, patterns and casual connections B. Hypothesis/ Middle Range Theory
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IR 210 Session 22 - IR Lecture Notes 10.17.07 Session XXII...

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