Lecture 6 - International Affairs Class 6: Relationships...

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International Affairs Class 6: Relationships (no not that kind) Michael Colaresi International AffairsClass 6:Relationships (no not that kind) – p.1/23
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Outline for Today Relations Between States(Dyads) What is Power? Soft Power Diplomacy Credibility and Bargaining International AffairsClass 6:Relationships (no not that kind) – p.2/23
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What is Power? 1. Weapons? 2. Population? 3. Influence (bullying/pursuasion)? Think about states playing in a “battle of the bands”. Who do we expect to win? International AffairsClass 6:Relationships (no not that kind) – p.3/23
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Power Why is “power” on the relational level? International AffairsClass 6:Relationships (no not that kind) – p.4/23
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Power is only relative The United States is much stronger than Cuba; But Cuba is much stronger than many African countries. Russia is much stronger than the Georgia; but Georgia is stronger than Mongolia. Same with sports. . . Some teams “play better” against some teams and not others. So who wins the battle of the bands? Depends who you are playing against. International AffairsClass 6:Relationships (no not that kind) – p.5/23
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Power II Power as material But what do we look at? Power is influence (what can you make others do) capabilities = influence? (What about “Stage Presence”?) International AffairsClass 6:Relationships (no not that kind) – p.6/23
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Power and the US What is power? Why is US the “most powerful”? International AffairsClass 6:Relationships (no not that kind) – p.7/23
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For Realists capabilities = influence Morgenthau – “International Politics, like all politics, is a struggle for power. Whatever the ultimate aims of international politics, power is always the immediate aim.” All about what you CAN do to other states (military!). If you can play louder you will win. Critique of Realist position? What is missing?
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