POS 230 Notes

POS 230 Notes - POS-230 Notes Political Science 1/10 CPO...

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POS-230 Notes Political Science  1/10 CPO Methods + Stats Theory American IR Key terms power o generally requires coercion  politics o who gets what, when, how, why o all about public decisions o authoritative o public decisions deal with resources scarcity an issue state o all the individuals and institutions in a particular territory controlled by a  government, must have sovereignty, recognized by the UN government o institutions and people authorized by a formal procedure (constitution)  to pass laws, issue regulations, control policy, collect taxes regime o institutions and practice that continue from administration to  administration  nation
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o belief that you belong to a particular state Peace of Westphalia o after the 30 Year War, the separation of states from the Catholic  Church International Relations about international politics decisions of government about foreign actors inter-disciplinary concerns the relationship among the world governments o how they interact with each other all connected through globalization
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POS-230 Notes Theories of World Politics  1/15 liberalism realism neo-liberalism neo-realism constructivism concepts paradigm o dominant way of looking at a particular subject; structures patterns of  inquiry and interpretation theory o set of hypotheses postulating relationships between variables; used to  describe, explain, and predict; must be falsifiable and stand the test of  time constructivism o acceptance of a paradigm is dependent upon agreement of important  theoreticians and relevant groups geopolitics o the relationship between geography, state power, and world politics current history approach o focuses on description of events rather than theoretical explanations of  events liberalism o holds that the reason and ethics can overcome international anarchy to  create a more orderly and cooperative world o stresses the importance of international institutions o also associated with “idealism”
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o human nature is good influenced by David Hume Jean Jacques Rousseau Immanuel Kant o stresses the importance of the individual o aspects of unity of humankind more important than national loyalties importance of the individual and promotion of human rights and  civil liberties using ideas and education to promote world peace free international trade war is not inevitable  an end to secret diplomacy terminate interlocking bilateral alliances self-determination of nationalities promotion of democracy associated with US President Woodrow Wilson and his fourteen  points o Kellog
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