Week 1 Lecture Outlines - GOV 312L, Lecture 1: Tue. July...

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GOV 312L, Lecture 1: Tue. July 12th I. Understanding the CW: IR Theory -- Levels of Analysis A. Systemic Level B. National Level C. Individual Level II. Systemic Level -- Realism A. Realism and the Anarchic World System B. Mistrust and the Security Dilemma C. Problems of cooperation - Prisoner’s Dilemma D. Balance of power III. Two Competing Views from the National Level A. Traditionalist Perspective -- Soviet Expansion B. Revisionist Perspective -- American Expansion IV. Individual Level A. Stalin’s Paranoia B. Truman’s Anti-Communism
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GOV 312L, Lecture 2: Wed. July 13th I. Two Competing Views from the National Level A. Traditionalist Perspective -- Soviet Expansion B. Revisionist Perspective -- American Expansion II. Individual Level A. Stalin’s Paranoia B. Truman’s Anti-Communism III. Superpowers’ Foreign Policy Goals After WWII A. U.S. Goals – Ambiguous and Universal 1. Maintain US International Involvement 2. Free and open markets B. Soviet Goals – Concrete and Territorial 1. Maintain Control Over Sphere of Influence
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Week 1 Lecture Outlines - GOV 312L, Lecture 1: Tue. July...

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