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Theories - Liberal Theory 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) People are...

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Liberal Theory 1.) People are capable of recognizing their best interests 2.) Self interest sparks cooperation to help achieve mutual goals 3.) Feel war can be avoided 4.) Two causes of evil in the world a. Inadequate or corrupt social institutions b. Misunderstandings between leaders 5.) Best society = Society with the most freedom 6.) Democracy > Aristocracy (rule the of many > rule of the few) 7.) Free trade > Protectionism (trade barriers) 8.) Summary: a. Key Actors – States, interest groups, international organizations, individuals b. View of Individual – people are good, capable of cooperation, shared interests c. View of State – Many different interests, competition, sovereign but not monolithic d. International System – Actors independent, tightly bound but society formed is anarchtic because of no higher power Realist Theory 1.) Actors are present and their behavior is governed by self interest a. In contrast to liberal theory, realist self-interest creates conflict 2.) System is anarchic
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course POL 141 taught by Professor Chadraymond during the Fall '08 term at Elon.

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Theories - Liberal Theory 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) People are...

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