WP Lecture 6 - September 14th

WP Lecture 6 - September 14th - The Puzzle Crisis...

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Unformatted text preview: The Puzzle Crisis Bargaining Wars from Incomplete Information Wars from Commitment Problems Wars from Indivisibilities POLSC 333: World Politics Rationalist Explanations for International War 1 Dr. Amanda Murdie September 14th 1 Bargaining Model of War, in Detail POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Crisis Bargaining Wars from Incomplete Information Wars from Commitment Problems Wars from Indivisibilities Goals for Today 1 Expand on the dominant theory for why states go to war - bargaining model of war 2 De ne and discuss incomplete information, indivisibility, incomplete info POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Crisis Bargaining Wars from Incomplete Information Wars from Commitment Problems Wars from Indivisibilities Icebreaker Question Could global warming cause war? POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Crisis Bargaining Wars from Incomplete Information Wars from Commitment Problems Wars from Indivisibilities Icebreaker Question Could global warming cause war? POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Crisis Bargaining Wars from Incomplete Information Wars from Commitment Problems Wars from Indivisibilities Global Warming as a Cause of Con ict? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxrb-89Af8A POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Crisis Bargaining Wars from Incomplete Information Wars from Commitment Problems Wars from Indivisibilities Armed Con icts and Temperature POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Crisis Bargaining Wars from Incomplete Information Wars from Commitment Problems Wars from Indivisibilities Environmental Degradation and Con ict Resource con ict as a cause of war Scarcity as a cause of war Resource/environmental use as a tool of war POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Crisis Bargaining Wars from Incomplete Information Wars from Commitment Problems Wars from Indivisibilities Basic Argument 1 War is a result of bargaining failure. 2 Bargaining can fail when: 1 There is incomplete information 2 Commitment to terms of deal is questionable 3 Disputed good is hard to divide POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Crisis Bargaining Wars from Incomplete Information Wars from Commitment Problems Wars from Indivisibilities The Puzzle War is an extremely costly way for states to settle their disputes. Given the human and material costs of military con ict, why do states sometimes wage war rather than resolve their disputes through negotiations? Countries have con icts of interest all the time. Only some disputes actually result in war. POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Crisis Bargaining Wars from Incomplete Information Wars from Commitment Problems Wars from Indivisibilities Domestic Analogy Why take a case to court? Most civil disputes settled out of court....
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