notessept12 - -How do the realist, state competition and...

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-How do the realist, state competition and neorealist perspective explain globalization? -Developed to understand actions of states from 17 th century to 19 th century, wanted to know why nations were engaging in international relations and why they were always fighting -realist perspective: goal of all states is to maximize power. Countries are seen as independent units within one world system. Units have own logic and pursue own interests. Interests include security and power. In order to get more power you have to take it from other people. Leads to globalization because nation building requires relationships and contacts with other nations, specifically they need more resources -nation states, in order to maximize power, need alliances and treaties and agreements to avoid war despite the fact that they never really lasted -goal is a balance of power- nations calculate that they have less power then go to war to gain control, all done based on assumption that world is anarchic, view war as a part of nature
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2008 for the course SOCL 325 taught by Professor Meyer during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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