Lecture_1_2011-1

Lecture_1_2011-1 - Lecture1:IsmsofIR? 12January2011...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Lecture 1 : Isms of IR? 12 January 2011
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Realism, Slide 1 Fundamental Characteristics  of the  International System Anarchy : absence of central authority Uncertainty : about others’ intentions Due to Anarchy, States have to defend  themselves, thus IR is a  Self-Help  system.
Background image of page 2
Realism, Slide 2 • How do States help themselves?  They  Maximize Power . • But then State A’s efforts to Maximize  Power make the other states feel less  secure, so they Maximize their power, and  everyone feels increasingly less secure.   This is known as a  Security Dilemma .
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Realism, Slide 3: the Punchline Anarchy + Uncertainty   Self-Help Self-Help   Security Dilemmas Consequently, IR is fraught with conflict,  and international cooperation is unlikely.
Background image of page 4
Founders of Realism Thucydides Author of the History of The Peloponnesian War Ask me about the Melian Dialogue Thomas Hobbes Author of The Leviathan First systematic thinker about Anarchy
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 9

Lecture_1_2011-1 - Lecture1:IsmsofIR? 12January2011...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online