Lecture 5 revised

Lecture 5 revised - International Affairs Class 5: The...

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International Affairs Class 5: The System Michael Colaresi International AffairsClass 5:The System – p.1/23
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Outline for Today Review The System What are we talking about? How are the parts related to each other? Hierarchy versus Anarchy Alliances versus Non-alignment Poles Polarization System Stability Balance versus Bandwagoning International AffairsClass 5:The System – p.2/23
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Review Last time we talked about: Nations and Nationalism States IGOs NGOs Corporations Possible Decline of the State International AffairsClass 5:The System – p.3/23
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The Environment We Live In The (Very) Basics: Geography We live in 3-dimensions LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION topography, resources, climate example Big vs. Small Technology = Creativity Create things to overcome geography Purify water, design rockets, internet for communications Physical and Educational “Realities” International AffairsClass 5:The System – p.4/23
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System and Interaction Lots of things happen within this environment. The most important is INTERACTION What are international actors doing to each other? Interdependence Changes in one part of the system affect other parts. Economies can be highly interdependent. International AffairsClass 5:The System – p.5/23
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Waltz vs. Keohane/Nye vs. Bull What kind of a system does Waltz see? What counts? What are the “rules” Is there order? What about Keohane and Nye? What are the differences? Which view is more complex? What about Hedley Bull? International AffairsClass 5:The System – p.6/23
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.. If Russia invades Georgia again and destabilizes the democratic regime there, this will increase heating costs in the US (gas and oil pipelines from Caucasus and Caspian Sea regions disrupted). US invades Afghanistan but new government does not crack down on opium production. World wide opium production skyrockets, prices down, addiction up. If mortgage lenders in the US fail (Freddie and Fannie!), several foreign countries central banks will be in trouble because they hold large stakes in the US real estate market (example-Japan). International AffairsClass 5:The System – p.7/23
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