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Unformatted text preview: IR 210, Spring 2009 IR Useful Slides in Studying for Midterm # 1 Some big developments Some in the history of the Universe
• • • • • • • • • Universe 12 billion years Universe Earth 4.65 billion years Earth Life 3.5 billion years Life First hominids 4 million years First Early homo sapiens 400,000 years Early Modern humans ~ 40,000 years Modern Agricultural revolution ~ 8,000 years (max) Agricultural Industrial revolution ~ 200 years Information revolution ~ 60 years Human Pre-History: Out of Africa Roman Empire in 200 CE Roman Empire in 400 Roman Empire in 500 Europe in 800 Europe in 1200 Hanseatic League Europe in 1300 The spread of bubonic plague (the Black Death) “Christendom” (and environs) post-Reformation (1519) European Political Divisions, 1550 European Religious Divisions, 1555 Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince (1532) The Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan (1651) Leviathan Treaty of Westphalia (1648) Treaty John Locke, early Liberal optimist John
Two Treatises of Government (1689) Great Traditions in Western Thinking on International Relations on
Machiavelli, Hobbes Realism Locke, Grotius Liberalism/Rationalism Many diverse thinkers Cosmopolitanism All forms of Cosmopolitanism are radical iin that they posit the All radica n primacy of world society over international society: of people The origins of globalization: European imperialism The The Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) Europe in 1815 1815: Managing the Global Balance of Power Nationalism, Romanticism, and the French Revolution:
“Liberty Guiding the People” (Eugene Delacroix, 1830) “Liberty Nationalism—this discourse—helps fuel international fuel conflict and impedes international society’s functioning conflict “Types and Development of Man,” J.W. Buel, ed., Louisiana and the Fair: An Exposition of the World, Its People, and Their Achievements (St. Louis: World’s Progress Publishing Company, 1904) Vol V., frontispiece “Empires with Modern States at Their Core:”
International Society on the Eve of WWI The Cold War by 1980 The Global Inequality: Global Reflecting the crucial, all-important center-periphery process formation Global Inequality Civilizations (Huntington) Civilizations World religions TODAY Levels of Analysis Levels Reification Power Transition Theory Hegemon (US) Challenger (China?) Power Transition Theory Power ...
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