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INTERNATION RELATIONS – EXAM 1 1. Types of Power Distribution – POLARITY Unipolarity ** neo-realism Bipolarity Multipolarity 2. Anarchy – lack of central government that can enforce rules Self Help – states must help themselves Security Dilemma – a situation in which actions states take to ensure their own security threaten other states 3. States are defined by : -Sovereignty -Territorial base, defined boundary -Population -Government to which population is allegiant -Recognized by others 4. ASSUMPTIONS : Classical realism – states POV, provides a guide to action based on principles of realism, state level of analysis Neo-realism – anarchy creates a self help system, which creates sec. dilemma Power transition – largest wars result from challenges to the top position in the status hierarchy, when a rising power is surpassing the most powerful state Constructivism –social theory, how norms, identities, and social interactions affect states, & how states identify with one another Neo liberalism – states are primary & rational actors, states pursue self interests, anarchical system, unitary actors ANARCHY CAUSES STATES TO COOPERATE
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course POLS 3361 taught by Professor Keck during the Spring '08 term at Texas Tech.

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