Lecture 15

Lecture 15 - Lecture 15 1. Transitivity in power a. Idea...

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Lecture 15 1. Transitivity in power a. Idea that if a<b and b<c, then a<c b. Not necessarily transition i. 1980s, bombing ofa night club in Berlin. ii. U.S wanted to bomb G. iii. Reagan power iv. US had power over Libya because it got Libya to do what it would no otherwise  have wanted to do. v. France asked from a fly over, but afraid of a supermarket bomb. vi. Lybia has power over France in the power of denial forced. Circular power path. c. If not transitive, then power becomes a very invalid and meaningless idea 2. Probability of war very low.  a. 59 percent initiated by country with a higher GDP b. Conventional measures of power are very close to 50 percent   War, over 1000 battle deaths a year.  Toyota and US trade representative. United States   Permit Restrict Build in Japan 1, 0.5 0,0 Build in US 0,0 .5, 1 Japan Bringing power into the analysis hypothetically. 1.
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This note was uploaded on 05/22/2008 for the course POL V53.0700 taught by Professor Satyanath during the Spring '08 term at NYU.

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Lecture 15 - Lecture 15 1. Transitivity in power a. Idea...

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