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Unformatted text preview: LEVELS OF ANALYSIS: P 13,15-Points on an ordered scale of size-World, State, Society, Government, role->persons bureaucratic, individual 1.) Decision making individuals and their characteristics 2.) The decisionmakers roles 3.) The structure of the government within which the decisionmakers operate 4.) The society the decisionmakers govern and within which they live 5.) The sets of relations that exist between the decisionmakers nation-state and other international actors 6.) The world system ENVIRONMENT:-Dietary, India cows are sacred; Islamic and Jews do not eat pork, because it posed a threat to the nomadic living; Chinese people in competition for land and pigs-> eat everything; Japanese eat lots of seaweed because they are surrounding my water INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM: 14 NATION-STATE: 14, 51 OPPORTUNITY: 21, 8/25-Circumstances, nature of situation, possibilities and constraints faced WILLINGNESS: 21, 8/25-Incentives, motivations. What makes x tick, THE MENU: 24, 8/25-Opportunity, willingness, and the relationships between the decision-making entity and its environment-Atomic bombs, Gorbachev (brought end to cold war), Asian flu- financial crisis currency moved out of country, crash of stock market; 2007-2008- US falling, banks in trouble, money left US, 9/11 IDEALISTS: 27-Vision of how a new and peaceful world order might be constructed. Supported formation of the League of Nations and other institutions of international law, hoping to build a system of collective security in which democratic nations would be especially peace loving and all nations would band together to defeat unjust aggression LIBERALS: 28-Trust in democratic forms of the government, which respected individual rights, and they hoped that the spread of democracy would lead to more peaceful relations, among states REALISTS: 28-Skeptical, more realistic understanding of conflict and power in international politics REALISM: 9/3, Kelsey notes, REC-Theory about relationship between states. We all live in the jungle and are forced to survive; things will always be the same and there will always be a constant pursuit for power. Anarchic, self help system, order and stability rests on the distribution of power. Nation-states, competitive, often conflictual, cooperative when it serves short-term interests.-why: creates security dilemma REALITVE GAIN: 9/3, Kelsey, REC-Its not how well you do, its how well you do compared to the next guy, try to out run everyone else-ARMY- if you hit me, I hit you back harder STRUCTURAL ANARCHY: -Strength/power is only language, nice guys finish last, strong do what they want, might makes right, characteristic of international system, no supreme authority to impose law/order, no global cop, chaotic, power determines-Leads to self-help, everyone takes matters intro own hand-Kuwait and Belgium in WWI SELF HELP: -No one is going to help you but yourself-Teaches one to be strong and fight back to protect SECURITY DILLEMA: -To be free/secure, a country has to have power. -To be free/secure, a country has to have power....
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- Fall '08