Study notes - Midterm

Study notes - Midterm - Levels of study o National-level...

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Levels of study o National-level (international level, system-level) Structure Political organization o No executive or legislative int. powers. Decentralized anarchy. Security Dilemma o Fear of no universal defense makes states get armed. Although for protections, others think that to attack, making others vulnerable. Never stops growing. Equilibrium o Balance of powers. Multipolar, bipolar. Unipolar = no balance. Assumption of Rationality o Countries are expected to a certain behavior. Choosing the solution that maximizes values and minimizes costs. o State-level Decisions take into consideration history, culture, politics, political sociology, economics o Decision-making level Takes into account the individual characteristics in leaders, bureaucrats, advisors. Bio-political, personality traits, mental & physical health, Personal political history, perceptual factors. Cognitive – Decisions that limit rationality.
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