0622 World War I - ITNL 3200 June 22, 2011 World War I...

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World War I ITNL 3200 June 22, 2011
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1st image and individual influence Monarchies of Europe were mostly connected by marriage among Royal families. Tsar Nicholas in Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany and George V, the king of England were all cousins. Russia had vital interest at stake in Serbia and was pledged to come to its aid in the
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Three perspectives on WWI 1. Realist perspective The unified Germany as an emerging power in the heart of Europe It inevitably threatened its neighbors and they allied against Germany Security dilemma and balancing against a threat Psychological explanation: perception and misperception (Jervis) 2. Liberal perspectives Lack of adequate institutions and diplomacy to make commitments openly and to develop information about compliance
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Liberal Explanations Diplomatic miscalculations and institutional deficiencies Lack of adequate institutions and diplomacy to make commitments openly and to develop information about compliance Secrecy and manipulation of European diplomacy But the explanation that an absence of something (ex. IO) caused the WWI is not very persuasive (not a direct cause) => Liberal theories are weak in explaining conflict (cf. Cooperation). Realist dominance in security issues
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course INTL 3200 taught by Professor Wilson during the Summer '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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