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Unformatted text preview: Intro to Intl Relations Concepts for intl Relations WWI, WWII, Cold War Causes of war Indvl, state, system of states Pathways to peace Intl law and dmcry Nuclear weapons and world politics Intl 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 Intl Relation 23/02/2012 18:17:00 Basic Concepts Actors in IR Leaders, states, non-state actors Context of IR intl anarchy Key concepts for analysis Interests, strategy, and instruments Actors in IR Govt leaders Natl leaders Pres. Bush, Vladimir Putin Core advisors VP, Sec. of State & Defense, Natl 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) Govt with a substantial monopoly over the legitimate (rightful) use of force (violence) domestically Govt 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 govt 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 govt or the govt plus the broader community in which the govt is anchored Non-state Actors in IR Non-state actors are those societal entities other than govts or nation-states as a whole that operate across borders multinatl enterprises such as IBM, religious org. such as the Catholic Church or Natl Council of Churches, terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda, or non-govtl activist networks (NGOs) such as Amnesty Intl, Red Cross, ONE, Free the Children, envtl such as Green Peace, Sierra Club, scholarly assocs indvls such as Bill Gates, Osama transgovtl org. such as OPEC, the UN are neither state nor non-state do non-state actors influence govts or even constrain their range of choice in the intl arena? Context of IR: Intl 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 govt authority In intl domain, no govt is available to adjudicate disputes or reliably provides states with protection group of states with no real ruler...
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