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ESSENTIALS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
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Contending Perspectives: How to Think about International Relations Theoretically Chapter 3
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What Is Theory? Making Sense of International Relations Theory is a set of propositions and concepts which explains phenomena by specifying relationships among the concepts. Theory generates hypotheses Specific statements positing a relationship among variables By testing interrelated hypotheses theory is verified and refined and new relationships found
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The Individual Level of Analysis Personality Perceptions Choices Activities of decision makers
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The State Level of Analysis Characteristics of the state Type of government Type of economic system Interest groups
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The International Level of Analysis General characteristics of the interactions among states and international organizations Includes the distribution of power among these actors
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Explanations for the United States’ Invasion of Iraq in 2003 by Level of Analysis Individual Level Saddam was evil leader who committed atrocities Saddam was irrational, otherwise he would have capitulated to superior capability of the U.S. and British coalition G.W. Bush and his advisers have targeted Saddam since the late 1990s
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State Level U.S. must protect its national security; Iraq’s weapons threaten U.S. security Ousting Taliban from Afghanistan was first step in war on terrorism; Iraq is the second U.S. must be assured of stable oil supply; Iraq has second largest oil reserves U.S. must not permit terrorist states access to weapons U.S. national interest to build progressive Arab regime Explanations for the United States’ Invasion of Iraq in 2003 by Level of Analysis (cont.)
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International Level UN resolutions condemning Iraq had to be enforced to maintain UN legitimacy Unipolar international system is uniquely capable of responding to threats to stability There is international moral imperative for humanitarian intervention to oust evil leaders and install democratic regimes Explanations for the United States’ Invasion of Iraq in 2003 by Level of Analysis (cont.)
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Development of the Liberal Tradition
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