NOTES 9-05-07

NOTES 9-05-07 - POLI 150-001 WEEK 3 9/5/07 LIBERALISM...

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POLI 150-001 WEEK 3 9/5/07 LIBERALISM (REVIEW) States an cooperate, even under anarchy o States use international institutions to solve collective action problems Institutions help with monitoring and enforcement (to deal with concerns about cheating and enforcement) Reputation, shadow of the future (willing to make sacrifices at times to have a better future) o Absolute, not relative, gains. Limited fungibility of military power States are not the only important actors in international politics (Non-governmental orgs.) CONSTRUCTIVISM (WENDT) Logic of social construction, applied to international politics State behavior is shaped by norms, beliefs, and identify (by their socialization, the society in which the state exists) o Identities rooted in individuals (leaders) and domestic politics, but also in international interactions and socialization. (by taking part in the societies of states) o Identities affect interests (what are roots of preferences?) o Collective beliefs in the system matter; they “constitute the structures which organize our
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2009 for the course POLI 150 taught by Professor Mosley during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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NOTES 9-05-07 - POLI 150-001 WEEK 3 9/5/07 LIBERALISM...

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