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Unformatted text preview: Potential quiz questions What is cooperation in IR? Define the notion and give and discuss an example. What are possible interest in IR? Link interests to actors and give some examples. Cooperation is:- a. A type of institution that makes agreements easier for two actors- b. A type of institution that sets the rules for interactions between actors- c. A type of interaction in which one actor will receive more and the other actor less of the desired outcome- d. A type of interaction involving two or more actors working together to achieve some outcome they prefer- e. A type of interaction in which no one is hurt Potential quiz questions ANS: D DIF: MediumREF: Pages 43, 50 KEY: Cooperation Chapter 2 (1): Understanding Interests, Interactions, and Institutions PLS 160 Wed. Jan 18, 2012 A Preventive War Against Iraq On March 19, 2003, the US launched a preventive war against Iraq Tensions had been high since Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990 The US led a coalition of the willing into Iraq despite failing to get authorization from the UNSC S. Hussein rejected the US ultimatum to step down No WMD found / Questions Why did the US seek regime change in Iraq (US security, Economic interest in Middle East oil, Presidents electoral fortunes; Desire to spread democracy) EVEN MORE PUZZLING Why did S. Hussein resist demands to cooperate fully? What was the reaction of other states to US request for support? Interests: What do Actors Want from Politics? Interests: what actors want to achieve through political action. Three categories of interest: Power or security (Hussein regimes threatened US allies in area and were liable to develop WMD) - REALISM Economic or material welfare (US seeking to promote cheaper , more liable oil from Iraq as a way to improve US welfare) LIBERALISM Ideological goals (democracy, human rights == ideas play a large role in shaping what actors believe to be desirable) - CONSTRUCTIVISM Actors and Interests There are many different types of actors in international relations: Actors == individuals or groups of people with common interests....
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