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Introduction to International Relations Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation 10 th Edition May 24, 2018 Lecture 15 Human Rights and Genocide News items Realism: Sweden “If Crisis or War Comes” pamphlet teaching Swedes about threats from Russia. Institutionalism - NGO actions: Amnesty International has a new report out about Boko Haram in Nigeria. Institutionalism - IO actions: All the GDPR emails you are getting. Wouldn’t happen but for EU and it is not due to U.S. government. Beber et al. reading Notice that UN peacekeepers end up having an unexpected and unintended impact on the women in Monrovia Clearly at the intersection of institutional and disenfranchised theories Women’s personal security measurably decreased when UN peacekeepers show up Notice the care in social science research o Author find a way to get honest answers from large number of women about their sex lives without putting them at risk. o The methods they used were (and had to be, by law) approved by an organization that protects people who answer surveys for academic research. o Crucially important to do socially important research in ethically careful ways. o And when you do, it can shed new light on important social science problems and how we might address them. Outline Genocide and human rights: people do awful things to each other based on race, religion, and gender Rwanda - hard lecture Policy questions for you as a citizen

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