intl relations

intl relations - Intro to Int’l Relations Concepts for...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Intro to Int’l Relations Concepts for int’l Relations WWI, WWII, Cold War Causes of war Indv’l, state, system of states Pathways to peace Int’l law and dmcry Nuclear weapons and world politics Int’l political economy Levels and sources of economic openness Effects of globalization on developed/ing countries Oil and world poltiics Contemporary policy problems Proliferation of WMD Non-state actors and terrorism Humanitarian intervention Environmental crisis Analysis of Int’l Relation 23/02/2012 18:17:00 Basic Concepts Actors in IR Leaders, states, non-state actors Context of IR int’l anarchy Key concepts for analysis Interests, strategy, and instruments Actors in IR Gov’t leaders Nat’l leaders Pres. Bush, Vladimir Putin Core advisors VP, Sec. of State & Defense, Nat’l Sec. Advisor Veto Players (those who can slow down, or stop foreign policy) US Congress, military in Pakistan Opposition today, Democrats in US and Conservatives in Britain Territorial State Political entity that occupies some reasonably well-defined piece of territory (geographic aspect) Gov’t with a substantial monopoly over the legitimate (rightful) use of force (violence) domestically Gov’t makes foreign policy decisions state set of roles and institutions that can make decisions that can be backed up with the use of force property rights who owns what, what they can(‘t) do w/it States, state leaders, and foreign policy: need to be careful in reading, writing, speaking “France has X foreign policy” gov’t of France, and in particular its leaders, are pursuing X policy “China is becoming a more powerful state” broader reference, includes leaders, economy, technological aspects, firms, society/populous, geographic entity in total When reading, writing, or speaking referring to the gov’t or the gov’t plus the broader community in which the gov’t is anchored Non-state Actors in IR Non-state actors are those societal entities other than gov’ts or nation-states as a whole that operate across borders multinat’l enterprises such as IBM, religious org. such as the Catholic Church or Nat’l Council of Churches, terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda, or non-gov’tl activist networks (NGO’s) such as Amnesty Int’l, Red Cross, ONE, Free the Children, env’tl such as Green Peace, Sierra Club, scholarly assoc’s indv’ls such as Bill Gates, Osama transgov’tl org. such as OPEC, the UN are neither state nor non-state do non-state actors influence gov’ts or even constrain their range of choice in the int’l arena? Context of IR: Int’l Anarchy Anarchy absence of centralized authority In domestic societies, a central authority adjudicates disputes, and backs judgments with force exceptions civil wars, rebellions, or general collapse of gov’t authority In int’l domain, no gov’t is available to adjudicate disputes or reliably provides states with protection group of states with no real ruler...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 24

intl relations - Intro to Int’l Relations Concepts for...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online