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Unformatted text preview: IR a product of the Cold War o 60+ years old Realism has been a huge part of IR training o So many policy-makers think this way (esp hawkish ones) o Rational: states act with a particular goal in mind (goal maximizing actors) o Security: the longevity of a country o Anarchy: absence of a world govt This is big dif btw domestic and intl politics o Multi, bi, or uni-polar world o Multi-polar worlds more conflict prone o Contracts created with hesitancy Bret Saalwaechter: TA Section/Office Hours: Fridays 3-4pm, Triangle Room...
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- Winter '09