IR 210 Session 21

IR 210 Session 21 - IR 210 Lecture Notes 10.15.07 Session XXI Review Rosenhau's 4 types of foreign policy-acquiescent most of the developing

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IR 210 Lecture Notes 10.15.07 Session XXI Review: Rosenhau’s 4 types of foreign policy: -acquiescent- most of the developing world -transigent- lower countries in change -promotive- strong countries -preservative- waning countries trying to hold on to their remaining power Learning Objectives: -thinking theoretically -how we study International Relations -social scientist- levels of analysis/ “E” in DEPPP A. What is theory? We listen, look and feel selectively and we also forget, condense and distort the world around us. 2. We use theory to make order out of a complex and confusing world 3. Theories we accept help form our construction of the world 4. King, Verba and Keohane: A social science theory is a reasoned and precise speculation about the answer to a research question. a. speculation, not truth
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5. Two ways of understanding IR: a. Explaining: IR scholars as social scientists; middle range theories; objectivity i. low range theory: trying to explain the behavior of an individual, and so
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IR 210 Session 21 - IR 210 Lecture Notes 10.15.07 Session XXI Review Rosenhau's 4 types of foreign policy-acquiescent most of the developing

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