PSC3315 Exam 1 SG

PSC3315 Exam 1 SG - PSC 3315 Exam 1 Study Guide These are...

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PSC 3315 - Exam 1 Study Guide These are some of the terms that you should use to study for the exam.  The list may not  be exhaustive.  Be certain to read the material in the text and go over the power points  also.  9 states in nuclear club: US UK France China Russia India Pakistan North Korea (withdrew from NPT in 2003) Israel (has them, but won’t admit it)   “nuclear weapons states”:   Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) recognizes five sstates  US, Russia, UK, France, China (in order of acquisition of nuclear weapons) State:   an organized political unit that has geographical territory, a stable population, and a  government to which the population owes allegiance and that is legally/diplomatically recognized  by other states Legal criteria not absolute  – territory not always well-defined, population changes  with migrants and immigrants, people not always obedient to government,  unclear how many states need to grant diplomatic recognition Liberal view of the state –  the state is:   o a process, involving contending interests o a reflection of both governmental and societal interests o the repository of multiple and changing national interests o the possessor of fungible sources of power Realist view of the state –  the state is: o an autonomous actor o constrained only by the anarchy of the international system o sovereign o guided by national interest that is defined in terms of power Nation:   a group of people sharing common characteristics:  common language, history, ethnicity,  culture, customs 3 types of maps – significance:  Mercator Projection o Eurocentric o Distorts land area size Peter’s Projection
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o Land proportions correct o Distorts shape and position of land masses Orthographic Projection o Better reflects shape of earth  o Outer edges distorted Significance     :  Need to examine multiple perspectives to get an accurate picture of global  “reality” Perceptual psychology     :  seeing is not a passive act; our observations partially influenced  by our pre-existing values and expectations; two people who look at the same object can  perceive different “realities” Perceptions/misperceptions:  depending on your perspective… you can vary greatly with others  on how you view events, issues, international actors, etc. Worldview:   Socialization, time of life, international events, significant others, etc. all shape our  worldview.  A change of world view can be brought about by dramatic events, interaction with  people from other countries, increasing our information sources, etc. Mental map
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