09 - Housekeeping: New and Old Wars: 1-3, 5, 7 Factors that...

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Housekeeping: New and Old Wars: 1-3, 5, 7 Factors that affect cooperation - Shadow of the future- this a one-off game or iterated o One-off: defect o Iterated game – meet more than once o Richer set of possibilities o If number of interactions is undetermined, cooperation is optimal strategy Always some possibility that individuals will meet again o If number of iterations is set, defect on penultimate move At the international level - Assumptions o Anarchical international system o States are key actors - Problem: how to initiate and maintain cooperation under conditions of anarchy - International regimes/international institutions thesis: neo-liberalism accounts for the process of achieving sustained patterns of cooperation under anarchy International systems - Why do states choose to set up regimes? o Increase transparency o Gather, distribute information o Reduce transaction cost o Punish defective o Extend shadow of the future Arms races - Arms races are much like the prisoner’s dilemma - Two countries (US and Russia) decide whether to build new weapons or
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