Poli 213 Mid Term notes

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Poli 213 Mid Term #1 Notes o International Relations is the study of how sovereign states of the world interact with one another – also in addition to states, sub national and super national actors play a role. o IR is not longer dominated by the state – international businesses (MNC’s) and International Organizations now play a large role. o Zero-Sum game – the successes of one state are seen as the failures to another state. You stay at zero. o Cold war – dominated by the realist paradigm, but today many believe the new institutionalist paradigm is the way to see politics. o Nearly all violence today on the global stage is civil war. o Immanuel Kant The bloodiest wars fought after the fall of Napoleon were fought not externally, but internally. o A world of Tiers o First tier – Ring of Market Democracies Commitment to political democracy Absence of potential conflict Growing economic independence Force is not widely used Shared preference for collective security
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