After reading Chapter 1, the student should be able to answer the following questions: 1. Distinguish between state and non-state actors. 2. Describe the historical development of the international system during the 20th century. 3. Describe the core principles of dominance, reciprocity, and identity. 4. Explain collective goods problems and compare and contrast possible solutions to them. 5. Explain globalization and the various perspectives on the phenomenon. 6. Distinguish between the four levels of analysis. 7. Distinguish among states, nations, nation-states, multinational states, and non-state nations. Chapter 1 sets the foundation for the rest of the textbook by introducing the core principles of International Relations (IR), describing state and nonstate actors in IR, discussing four levels of analysis by which to explain events in IR, discussing the geographical context of IR, and presenting the historical context of IR since the beginning of the 20th century. The concept of collective goods problems is discussed and three core principles of IR are introduced as possible
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2010 for the course PLS 211 taught by Professor Snyderwine during the Winter '10 term at Grand Valley State.