Week 12-1 IR Theory (2)

Week 12-1 IR Theory (2) - arming states national security...

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Level of Analysis International System International Structure The distribution of capabilities defines the structure of the global system and shapes the ways the units interact. Three Systems Unipolar system (Hegemon) Bipolar system Multipolar system Neo-Realism (Structural Realism)
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Absolute Gains vs. Relative Gains States are sensitive to their relative position in the anarchical structure Security Dilemma The tendency for armaments built by one state for ostensibly defensive purposes to also threaten other states, which then react by arming, with the result that all
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Unformatted text preview: arming states national security declines as their arms increases. Neo-Realism (Structural Realism) Cooperation, Peace, and Stability Barriers to international cooperation result from the insecurity that the ruthlessly competitive system of anarchy breeds. Balance of Power The theory that peace and stability are most likely to maintained when military power is distributed to prevent a single hegemon or bloc from controlling the world. Neo-Realism (Structural Realism)...
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