Lecture 2 - Lecture 2 Hypothetical Situation Benefits from...

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Lecture 2 1/12/11 Hypothetical Situation: Benefits from IO (trade agreement) China =.4% GDP growth United States = .2% GDP growth Rwanda= +.8% free trade usually causes economic benefit Would you join if you were US official? o No-realists, don’t want to allow other countries to benefit Not the case that only realists make a calculated, rational decisions for self interests Realists: zero-sum game; relative gains, countries being ranked in order of their power Liberals: positive-sum; absolute gains Relative gains: one country would gain relatively more than the other countries -If agreements were to take place, realists would think that it would not matter that much because states are only actors; would be result of some type of coercion China threatened US to join vice versa Realists view IOs as serving interests of the state, power politics involved in IOs Example: World Trade Organization Rich countries navigate system with back yard deals Cooperation in Realist Theory Intl. politics = zero-sum politics, one country’s gain is another country’s loss, will equal zero Rarely enter into cooperative agreements if it will benefit competitors
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