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Week 3 Lecture Outlines - GOV 312L: Lecture 8: Monday, July...

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GOV 312L: Lecture 8: Monday, July 25th I . Intro: Evaluating the End of the Cold War A. The Remarkable Nature of the End II. Levels of Analysis and the End of the Cold War A. Problems of Systemic Level 1. Difficulty Explaining Change 2. Soviet Union’s “Unrealistic” Behavior B. National Level 1. Shift from Ideology to System Success C. Emphasis on Individual Level 1. Prominent Role of Individual Actors III. Perspectives on the End of the Cold War A. National Level Factors 1. US and Successful Containment 2. USSR and Communist System Collapse 1. Impact of Mass Mobilization B. Individual Level Factors 1. Reagan Foreign Policy III. Ronald Reagan and the End of the Cold War A. Contrasting Views 1. Pushed Soviets to Reform 2. No Effect B. Dual Nature of Reagan FP IV. Reagan Foreign Policy I – Confrontation A. Contrasting Views 1. Pushed Soviets to Reform 2. No Effect B. Dual Nature of Reagan FP C. Reagan Foreign Policy I – Confrontation 1. Rhetoric -- Renewed Confrontation
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Week 3 Lecture Outlines - GOV 312L: Lecture 8: Monday, July...

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