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International Relations Notes Key Concepts – State (country) largest and most powerful of sovern entities Dwell in anarchy- not chaos (just uncertainty) b/c absence of legit legal system for enforcing rules-multiple rulers, nothing absolute. Consequence- not guarantee of behaviors restrained or agreements kept The security dilemma-under anarchy, measuresthat make one party > secure make others < secure. Absolute security for one makes absolute uncertainty for all *because never certain how other will act. Central Issues- conditions that make it more or less intense Shoot first ask questions later effective? Not always depending on technology Intensity of conflict-ex. Technology, geography Make war/violence > or < likely Explaining Int. Relations “Levels of Analysis”
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I) Where are We? a. Goals of Course b. Levels II) The Study of IR 3 Images/levels a. Man a. Human Nature- people fight (genetic aspects of human behavior), how interact w/ environment, nature of aggression (study of other animals) and
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