Lecture 3 - Introduction to International Affairs Class 3:...

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Introduction to International Affairs Class 3: Lessons from Past to Present Michael Colaresi Introduction to International AffairsClass 3: Lessons from Past to Present – p.1/27
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Outline for Today Review realists vs. liberals Compare Melian Dialogue to Iraq-US Negotiations Similarities? Outcomes? Kant and Democratization Democracies and war and peace Wealthy countries Spurious Causation Introduction to International AffairsClass 3: Lessons from Past to Present – p.2/27
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Outline for Today: Continued Machiavelli’s Advice to Presidents Liberal Rhetoric? Realist Actions? South Ossetia What Happened? Why? What Will Happen? Introduction to International AffairsClass 3: Lessons from Past to Present – p.3/27
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Review: Theories There are 2 Major Theories of International Relations Realism: Its a hard-knock life selfish people+Anarchic System=Need Power ALWAYS can not trust other states, need to take care of yourself. Individuals: Selfish, want power/security Role: Not important Government Structure: Centralized Society: Big/Small states Relations: Power Power Power System: Anarchy (no world state) For realists, IR is a street fight (no rules that matter). Introduction to International AffairsClass 3: Lessons from Past to Present – p.4/27
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Review: Theories II Liberalism: Shiny Happy People (eventually) Free People+Democratic Governments+Partial Anarchy=Cooperation Possible Progress is possible! Individuals: Want freedom and wealth Role: Not important Government Structure: Democracies=Peace Society: Capitalism and Wealth creation Relations: Relations between democracies decrease antagonism System: Partial Anarchy, but we can have rules For liberals, IR a reality TV show (some rules, some anarchy). Introduction to International AffairsClass 3: Lessons from Past to Present – p.5/27
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Melos vs. Athens Figure 1: Melos is the needle, Athens is the Introduction to International AffairsClass 3: Lessons from Past to Present – p.6/27
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The Melian Dialogue Melians Weak Allied with Sparta Attempt to Negotiate, remain neutral Athenians Stong Enemies with Sparta Attempt to Coerce Introduction to International AffairsClass 3: Lessons from Past to Present – p.7/27
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The Arguments “The strong do what they can, the weak suffer what they must”-Athenian Warning Translation: “Professors do what they can, students suffer what they must”-Colaresi’s warning. Why?
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