WorPol 9-18

WorPol 9-18 - WorldPol 9-18-07 Responses to Hegemony •...

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WorldPol 9-18-07 Responses to Hegemony Balk – just refuse to obey Balancing o WMDs o Terrorism o Conventional military o Alliances Bandwagon – just go with it Block Binding – put it in an int’l inst Blackmail Liberalism Says Realism is ‘unrealistic’ o Obsession with only states does not explain gun running, int’l orgs and MNCs Morality, law, and int’l cooperation form the basis for relations among states o Not competition for power Relative gains are key, not absolute gains Key actors: states, int’l insts Why do liberal actors cooperate? o The Collective Goods problem Collective goods = goods that belong to everyone The eco-system, human rights, trading rights o In the domestic arena, governments solve this problem o In the international system, regimes solve this problem Regimes: sets of rules and practices based around an issue area (ex.
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