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Week 6 Global Systems

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Lecture Outline Systems Global systems in theory Balance of Power system Bipolar system Unipolar system Multipolar system Globalization defined Interdependence defined Contagion
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System Defined “A group of units that are interconnected, or linked together.” “ A network.”
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Long-cycle Theory The theory that shifts (rise and fall) in global power between major states best explains the modern world system. Global wars lead to a victorious hegemon, which dominates the international system, is challenged by rival states, and is replaced after the next global war.
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Balance of Power System Balance of power: “A system in which states shift alliances in order to ensure that any one alliance or individual state never gains enough power to conquer the other alliances or individual states.” England would want to shift to balance
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4 Conditions for a Balance of Power System for a quiz 1. A system of competitive states whose leaders are aware of their linked fates must exist
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