Study Guide ch 2-1 Fall 09

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Study Guide 2.1 Chapter 2: Power Politics – pages 43-63 PSC 124 International Relations – Fall 2009 Prof. Northrup 1. Define realism and idealism and describe how they are different. How would realists critique idealists and vice versa? In what way were idealists active between WWI and WWII? What was the result? Who were Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, and Hans Morgenthau; describe how the thinking of each is consistent with the realist perspective. Do realists always favor war? Compare the position of the 33 realist IR scholars who wrote about the Iraq war in the NYT with that of a group labeled the “neoconservatives.” How do realists take account of issues such as morality, ideology, culture and religion in their approach to international politics? 2. Defining power: What is the traditional definition of power? What is power as influence? What is “power as capability” and what measures can be used to assess power defined in this way? What does the book say is the best single indicator of a state’s power? What are the limitations of that measure? What is material power? Soft power? Relative power? 3.
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