Global Politics

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PL SC 014 Friday, April 16th, 1999 Announcements: World quiz on Friday, April 30th Lecture notes: Review for Final I. Realism/Liberalism A. They are theories because they tell you what to expect 1. They give you: a picture of the world, a general overview, give way to more specific theories, such as the Balance of Power theory, and can make prediction about what the world would look like in the future. II. Realism A. Is based on competition and conflict B. Actors: States, if there are actors other than states, it is only because states wanted them to be there. C. Power is key 1. Relations between states is explained by power D. Realist theories of war: 1. Balance of Power a. anarchy/self-help b. distribution c. states -- no room for institutions d. competition 2. Expected Utility a. Has some aspects of realism b. States are unitary actors - nothing inside the state -- a black box 3. Power of Transition a. power is dynamic changing b. states are passing each other - this is when you see war c. distribution through time III. Idealism/Liberalism
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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.

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