IR 210 Session 34

IR 210 Session 34 - IR Lecture Notes 11.14.07 Session XXXIV...

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Session XXXIV Read ICC case, answer preparation questions for Friday Final assignment- we are paying you to develop study sheets DEPPP/ Select an issue from the UN report E.H. Carr (continued) 7. Its all about power politics. Counteracting the dangerous and glaring defect of nearly all thinking- neglect of power. 8. Path in the middle. Every field starts out in the utopian end of things- then reality sets in. 9. Middle ground- democracies should take some of the good lessons from communism. 10. Carr sought some morality in politics. Fatal in politics to ignore power as it is to ignore morality. 11. Advice on power: Military, economic, and control over public opinion are key 12. IR is zero-sum game; accommodate those with power 13. Advice on morality: the state is not a person, don’t treat it as one. a. “Duality argument”: the duality of morality issue- a state should not be assessed by the same standards you would measure a person. You should analyze instead a
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IR 210 Session 34 - IR Lecture Notes 11.14.07 Session XXXIV...

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