Poli Sci 255-4 - PoliSci2554 16:20 The4Ps:

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Poli Sci 255-4 16:20 The 4 Ps: Analyzing different theories (some do a better or worse job depending on the  circumstances): 1. Beliefs 2. Actors 3. Primary Instruments 4. Strengths/gaps in explanatory power (What theory fails to predict or explain in a post  9/11 world?) There’s a 3D chessboard, because there are many levels where foreign policy applies: States, International Institutions, Ideas and Values, Economic interests and global  commerce, Transnational networks, Nongovernmental actors and advocacy groups. More specifically: Global commerce – you see much more recently Advocacy groups – they have a further role too How do we examine state behavior (different levels of analysis)? 1. The nature of the individuals (Gorbachev, Hitler, Bush) 2. The nature of states (democracies don’t attack each other), the different types of  governments – the social, political and economic structure of the state
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Poli Sci 255-4 - PoliSci2554 16:20 The4Ps:

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