01-28-2010_Cold_War_to_Realism_for_moodle

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Realism 28 January 2010 1025.001 1
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Quick review General themes: War and crisis as an instigator of change Growing destructive capabilities… …but also growing internationalization: Treaties, trade, regulatory mechanisms, exchanges, institutions Different levels provide different insights Cold War: Bipolarity Varying levels of tensions in different periods 2
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What caused the end of the Cold War? Video and article exercise Take 5-7 minutes to read “Perspectives on the fall of the Berlin Wall” (LA Times, 9 Nov 2009) In groups of 3-5, discuss the following questions: 1. What were the different factors that played a role in ending the Cold War? What is the relative significance of systemic, state, and individual factors? 3
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Introduction to theorizing All knowledge: from a perspective, with assumptions Theorizing: making sense of the world “Revealing simplifications” Explanation; sometimes prediction Causal processes, important actors and events Different theories provide different insights owing to their different assumptions 4
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