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Unformatted text preview: Weapons of Mass Destruction Rise of China Globalization Global Government Conclusion POLSC 333: World Politics The Future of World Politics Dr. Amanda Murdie December 9th POLSC 333: World Politics Weapons of Mass Destruction Rise of China Globalization Global Government Conclusion Icebreaker Question Will China replace the US as the world's leading superpower? Has it already done so? What role does the 2008 recession have to play? What will this mean for world politics? POLSC 333: World Politics Weapons of Mass Destruction Rise of China Globalization Global Government Conclusion Public Opinion and China POLSC 333: World Politics Weapons of Mass Destruction Rise of China Globalization Global Government Conclusion Basic Argument for Today 1 Predicting the future is a very hard business. 1 typically rely on theory and past empirical support for theory 2 Identifying interests, interactions, and institutions can be useful in understanding how and why changes over time will impact world politics: 1 actor's interests change when the costs and bene ts associated with di erent strategies and outcomes change 1 can generate more common interests, can generate con icts 2 as interests change, the type and frequency of interactions change - change cooperation and bargaining interactions 3 demand of institutions thus changes 4 underlying self-interested nature of humans = really doesn't change POLSC 333: World Politics Weapons of Mass Destruction Rise of China Globalization Global Government Conclusion Basic Argument for Today 1 Predicting the future is a very hard business. 1 typically rely on theory and past empirical support for theory 2 Identifying interests, interactions, and institutions can be useful in understanding how and why changes over time will impact world politics: 1 actor's interests change when the costs and bene ts associated with di erent strategies and outcomes change 1 can generate more common interests, can generate con icts 2 as interests change, the type and frequency of interactions change - change cooperation and bargaining interactions 3 demand of institutions thus changes 4 underlying self-interested nature of humans = really doesn't change POLSC 333: World Politics Weapons of Mass Destruction Rise of China Globalization Global Government Conclusion Basic Argument for Today 1 Predicting the future is a very hard business. 1 typically rely on theory and past empirical support for theory 2 Identifying interests, interactions, and institutions can be useful in understanding how and why changes over time will impact world politics: 1 actor's interests change when the costs and bene ts associated with di erent strategies and outcomes change 1 can generate more common interests, can generate con icts 2 as interests change, the type and frequency of interactions change - change cooperation and bargaining interactions 3 demand of institutions thus changes 4 underlying self-interested nature of humans = really doesn't change POLSC 333: World Politics Weapons of Mass Destruction...
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