The Evolution of International Politics I

The Evolution of International Politics I - The Evolution...

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The Evolution of International Politics I What drives change? Tech, climate, religion, etc… I. Introduction: Sources of Change II. The Peloponnesian War a. Why is it relevant today? a.i. It matters because it is the most detailed account of the ancient council board that we have…much of it seems very similar though to today a.ii. A fear for power is what drives it…two neighboring countries worrying about a power struggle…they end up in a long war and brings down one of the greatest ancient societies… a.iii. The difficulty of keeping an alliance, the roles of morality in war, and the politics of war, how war is popular, how when someone wants to end a war in politics they are considered coward… a.iv. Serves to emphasize much of these problems are enduring problems III. Westphalia a. Default position or desired goal? a.i. Start of a nation state system a.ii. Key characteristics of the system were territorially segmented political authority; which means a pluralism of political authority and of religious authority…these were all changed expectations of the how the world changed and should work…assumption of Europe was it should be governed by a single ruler and a unity of a political authority and religious
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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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