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Final Section_PS 121

Final Section_PS 121 - PS 121-FINAL SECTION 12-2...

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PS 121—FINAL SECTION 12-2 Saturday/12-2 Monday: Marcus Office Hours—4709 Ellison Hall Biology/Psychology Group Dynamics: Look beyond states as billiard balls bouncing around an international system—find what is inside Bureaucratic Politics : This model breaks down neo-realist assumption of unitary actors. Challenges Neo-realism assumption of states being Unitary, Rational actors—acting in their own interests. Recognizes that there are different factions within a state that handle situations differently (different opinions and also different interest—each of them is pushing for their own political agenda). Many times interstate organizations do not cooperate—acting independently and are competing (they want recognition and a larger share of the budget) this them to act in their own narrow interest instead of the broad colloquial interest of the country. Example: The way wars are fought with each section of the military competing for a larger part of the defense budget—disunities military system.
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