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Unformatted text preview: goal D. Realism vs. Idealism Actors : Realism— heads of government Idealism —Countries Preferences: Realists – are concerned with security, the absent of threats to this security and the affects of military capabilities. Idealists —they believe people should live and let live; " Don’t bother them, they won’t bother you." Structure: Realists —Believe in not rocking the boat; but also always have an incentive to arm themselves Idealists —Believe that more institutions there are the more order there is in the world E. Security Dilema – in the absences of the knowledge, what a country does to protect itself from another country; to always be on the defensive F. Think of theories as always being wrong, because they can not observe like theories in science A. We are always applying a theory, even if we don’t know it...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2008 for the course PL SC 014 taught by Professor Gartzke during the Spring '99 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Spring '99