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Unformatted text preview: POL 15a Handout, Professor Art Page 1 POL 15a Introduction to International Relations HANDOUT Lecture Outlines Topic Sheets Mr. Art Brandeis University POL 15a Handout, Professor Art Page 2 LECTURE 1: REALISM AND ITS CRITICS 1. Introductory Confronting international relations Using Weber’s ideal types 2. The realist perspective The Inherent Evilness of Politics (Morgenthau) The Principle of Raison d’Etat (Machiavelli) The Six Principles of Political Realism (Morgenthau) The essence of realism 3. The institutionalist, feminist, and constructivist perspectives Feminists and constructivists Functionalism and institutionalism 4. Critiques of realism and its critics Of realism Status quo/reactionary Amoral/immoral/opportunistic Non-programmatic State-centric and biased towards military force and conflict Of institutionalism Epiphenomenal and/or second order Hegemony vs. cooperation Degradation of military power and concern for relative position Of feminists and constructivists Getting from here to there LECTURE 2: LEVELS OF ANALYSIS IN FOREIGN POLICY 1. Introductory Grand strategy vs. foreign policy The levels of analysis problem 2. The concept of the national interest Objectivity and subjectivity Interests as persisting core priorities Conflicts and linkages among interests Three types of interests 3. Formulating the national interest The role of bureaucracies and public opinion Mind sets and core priorities Making value tradeoffs LECTURE 3: CONFLICT AND COOPERATION IN ANARCHY POL 15a Handout, Professor Art Page 3 1. Anarchy and the rules of the game The meaning of anarchy The nature of actors in anarchy The eight consequences for political behavior The escapes from anarchy 2. The pursuit of security and the balancing of power Power as control and as influence The nature and accuracy of balance of power Balance of power vs. collective security 3. Cooperation in anarchy Conditions for cooperation Cooperation in the military and economic realms LECTURE 4: THE USES OF FORCE 1. The use of force in international relations Military power and IR anarchy Four functions of force Historical propositions on use of force 2. The use of force in the nuclear age The nature of nuclear deterrence The balancing of terror The political utility of nuclear weapons 3. Nuclear proliferation in the post Cold War world The pro argument The con argument LECTURE 5: INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY 1. The role of economic factors in foreign policy Three possible cases Economics and national power 2. Three perspectives on political economy Mercantilism Marxism Liberalism 3. Imperialism and neo-colonialism Three definitions of imperialism Effective and efficient causes Three classical views Nineteenth century imperialism Post 1945 neo-colonialism and dependency POL 15a Handout, Professor Art Page 4 4. Interdependence and competitiveness The evolution of interdependence Dynamic comparative advantage LECTURES 6 & 7: GREAT POWER POLITICS, 1870-1945 1. The origins of World War I The concert of Europe and its breakdown...
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