May 30 2011 - World Politics: Menu for Choice Monday, May...

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World Politics: Menu for Choice Monday, May 30 2011 Outline Four Momentous Events Levels of analysis Six Levels of Analysis: from Rosenau (1980) Actors in World Politics The Menu: Opportunity and Willingness Key Questions What are the six levels of analysis? How can we apply “levels of analysis” framework to explain the four momentous events? Why did authors use the analogy of “menu” to understand world politics? What is the relationship between “opportunity” and “willingness”? Four Momentous Events Dropping the Atomic Bomb Ending the Cold War Asian Financial Crisis 9/11 What are the objectives of studying Int’l Relations? Describe, predict, and explain int’l phenomena Understand causes and influences Examine important topics and issues in IR Discover key actors and their relationships Understand continuity and change in int’l system Learn about different IR perspectives Levels of analysis
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