Realism - Realism I. Review of Main Tenets a. Anarchy and...

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Realism I. Review of Main Tenets a. Anarchy and its consequences a.i. No central government = Anarchy/ logical corollary of sovereignty… means self help…there is nothing any other power can do to help you out if something happen…this drives states into the security dilemma b. The Security Dilemma and the Prisoner’s Dilemma b.i. Drives not only the realist view of int. pol. But also liberal view… b.ii. The dilemma is that there are other people out there that can hurt you. Arming does not mean you are being aggressive but you are being prudent. b.ii.1. But in arming they are a threat to others…such as North Korea and Iran with nuclear weapons…which then makes them more insecure to others…thus either way you are unsafe…YOU CANNOT escape the dangers of anarchy b.iii. Prisoners Dilemma – Game theory b.iii.1. There a 2 players and you need to decide whether you will cooperate with your partner or defect. b.iii.1.a. Defecting is more RATIONAL because in either case you are better off defecting than cooperating b.iii.1.b. When you both act individually rational you both are collectively irrational b.iii.1.c. If you do not arm you be wiped off the face of the Earth thus it is better to defect and defend yourself rather then just cooperate. c.
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course INR 2001 taught by Professor Richard during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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Realism - Realism I. Review of Main Tenets a. Anarchy and...

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