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Unformatted text preview: give and take—leads to path dependency o What is at stake? Identities can broaden to become collective—self interest can result in a system that is cooperative. There is a transformation of the international system from the Waltz theory to a cooperative security initiative • An attempt to bridge the 2 nd and 3 rd levels—this is a response to the Waltzian framework (Went is mainly trying to address the structure) • Human Nature?—Went says that human nature is malleable—amorphous not given explicitly to good or evil (though he is not really explicit because he is concerned with structure) • Realism v. Liberalism—where does Went fit in?—the states that we have now have already been stabilized within a system so they are difficult to change....
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, DEFIN ING FEATURE