Power Point 8_26 final - sanction the Saddam regime Reagan...

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Main theories in IR Realism Liberalism Constructivism
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All the world’s a stage… Realism Actors: States Behavior: States act for power Stage: International anarchy
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Realist theory: an example States rising in power cause the other powerful states to form an alliance to protect their interests. DV? IV? Realist expectation: The rise of China will cause the United States, Russia, and the European powers to form an alliance against it.
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Realist expectations China is surrounded by U.S. forces and will likely want to change that Taiwan issue could flare up into war
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Realist policy response to Halabja massacre 1988 Saddam gasses the Kurds killing around 5,000 Some members in Congress argued that US should
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Unformatted text preview: sanction the Saddam regime Reagan administration called sanctions counterproductive All the world’s a stage Liberalism Actors: States, organizations, individuals Behavior: for money, for values Stage: Filled with organizations with varying levels of authority Jihad v. McWorld Central argument? Forces of McWorld 1. Market 2. Resources 3. Information technology 4. Ecological Written Assessment What was the most significant political event in your life? What are some of the possible independent variables (or causes) of this event? Could this event be thought of as an independent variable (or cause) of a subsequent event?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course POLS 2401 taught by Professor Malbrough during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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