May 31 2011 - Thinking about World Politics: Theory and...

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Thinking about World Politics: Theory and Reality Tuesday, May 31 2011 Key Questions from Last Class 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”? Outline What is theory? Social Scientific Study of World Politics Realism versus Liberalism Radicalism Constructivism Theory and Policy Key Questions What are the three mainstream theoretical perspectives in international relations and their basic tenets? How can we study world politics more scientifically? What is theory and hypothesis? What is the relationship between theory and policy? What is the difference between normative and empirical theory? What is Theory? What is theory?
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