PoliSci 103 Lecture Notes

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PoliSci 103 Lecture Notes 20:32 Key Concepts/Terms States Nonstate actors Levels of Analysis GDP North-South Gap Sovereignty Collective Goods Problem The State IR is fundamentally concerned with STATES 193 states in the world-according to the UN Who defines a state? If you’re in the UN, you are a state Legal entity  Then there are… Nations Groups of people who have some similarities-culture, language, religion Nation-states Nation and state are the same Nationalism
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The idea that the nation and the state should be congruent There is a nation within a group of people that should have control of the state. (I am an American) Nations without states? Yes, you can have a nation without a state. Palestinians Kurds Chechens Zapotecs Ossetians Tatars Rohingyans Chittagong Hill Tribes Maldives If sea level rises 2 feet, 98% of the Maldives will be under water. Well, what if they move? What about Nonstate actors? IGOs-Intergovernmental Organizations Members are national governments UN, NATO, Arab League NGOs-Mongovernmental Organizations
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Members are individuals and groups Amnesty International, Lions Club, Red Cross MNCs-Multinational Corporations  Companies that span borders ExxonMobil, Toyota, Wal-Mart Others Individuals, cities, constituencies, etc. Bono, al Qaeda IGO+NGO=IOs Levels of Analysis Question: why do events happen in IR? Purpose: to remind us it is a multi-causal world. Some cause are proximate, others are  distant, but each can be equally important.  NOTE: The open thing that will vary from the book. 1) individual Great person theories; accidents of history; decision-making analyses 2) state/society Democratic peace; public opinion social movements are things happening within a country that made something happen? 3) system level Global process; distribution of power
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Third Level: balance of power  Second Level: democracy Democratic peace: democracies have never initiation a war against one another. 1914: France/UK: Democracies; Russia/Austro-Hungarian Empire: dictatorship;  Germany; mixed First Level: Individual/Accident of History Assassination of Franz Ferdinand Austro-Hungarian Empire duke  BUT: if he weren’t assassinated, something else would have happened to set off WWI. North-South Gap Refers to the disparity of income between the North: Europe, North America, East Asia;  and the South: Asia, Latin America, Africa, Middle East. Also a disparity in population How did this come to pass?
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