Section Week2_PS 121

Section Week2_PS 121 - PS 121 Section 4/8/09 Levels of...

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PS 121 Section 4/8/09 Levels of Analysis - Waltz: o Third: Systemic o Second: Domestic o First: Leaders (Individualistic) Human Nature - Current International Affairs levels of analysis current: North Korean, Pirates taking over ship in Somalia, Obama and talks with Iran o Pirates: Why?—they are trying to get money, individual level of analysis—Somalia is a FAILED STATE, they have no central government, no economic opportunity. o How do we explain the place Somalia is in? pulls from all three levels of analysis Somalia there is essential no state-the government is just another war lord There is no monopoly of force—collapsed state - First Level: human nature of man is to fight war (classical realist—Hobbs) Waltz critiques the first image o It is contradictory— thinking about it from a social scientific perspective—if human nature is bad, then how are we going to use it to explain anything? Why is not war always the case, why are people not always fighting or killing each other? Idealism:
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