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Unformatted text preview: Really, National Interests? Leaders and War Military and War Special Interest Groups and War General Public and War POLSC 333: World Politics Leaders, Special Interests, and War 1 Dr. Amanda Murdie September 21st 1 Perhaps Some People Do Want More War POLSC 333: World Politics Really, National Interests? Leaders and War Military and War Special Interest Groups and War General Public and War Goals for Today 1 Relax the unitary actor assumption in studying con ict 1 allow for variation in domestic interests and regimes and discuss their impact on con ict behavior 2 Explain the role that leaders, domestic politics, military, and special interests have in decisions to go to war and in the ghting of the war 1 wag the dog e ects 2 bureaucratic politics 3 special interests POLSC 333: World Politics Really, National Interests? Leaders and War Military and War Special Interest Groups and War General Public and War Icebreaker Who has an interest in starting war? leadership? military? business leaders? ethnic group? POLSC 333: World Politics Really, National Interests? Leaders and War Military and War Special Interest Groups and War General Public and War Icebreaker - Examples Falkland Islands - Argentina, UK and wag the dog United Fruit Company - Guatemala and US special interests POLSC 333: World Politics Really, National Interests? Leaders and War Military and War Special Interest Groups and War General Public and War Falkland Islands POLSC 333: World Politics Really, National Interests? Leaders and War Military and War Special Interest Groups and War General Public and War Falkland Islands - build - up Argentina - tries to raise the case in the UN formal talks in the 1960s still remained a British territory - 2000 inhabitants want to remain under British control POLSC 333: World Politics Really, National Interests? Leaders and War Military and War Special Interest Groups and War General Public and War Falkland Islands 1982 Argentina 1980s - really bad in ation, military junta rule is getting old, people taking to the streets March 30th - riots in the capital Britain 1980s - economy bad, Thatcher on a decline in popularity April 2nd - Argentina invades British respond with sea power POLSC 333: World Politics Really, National Interests? Leaders and War Military and War Special Interest Groups and War General Public and War Falkland Islands 1982 POLSC 333: World Politics Really, National Interests? Leaders and War Military and War Special Interest Groups and War General Public and War Falkland Islands 1982, End of Fighting and Aftermath almost 1000 battle deaths Argentina surrenders June 20 Argentina military junta loses power by November Thatcher reelected in 1983 now: both sides arguing again over natural resources surrounding the islands Question: Did the interests of Thatcher and the leadership in Argentina lead to this con ict or in uence decisions made in the con ict?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2011 for the course POLSC 333 taught by Professor Aren during the Spring '11 term at Kansas State University.

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