WorldPolitics_Chapter02_mon_jan23_2

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Potential quiz questions What factors affect cooperation in IR? Discuss and give an example. Given that bargaining is a zero sun game, what factors determine who wins from bargaining? Why do countries comply with international institutions? - a. International institutions can always force countries to fulfill their agreements. - b. International institutions are always neutral and unbiased mediators. - c. International institutions never have their own agendas to pursue. - d. International institutions can reduce the cost of coming to an agreement. - e. International institutions are easily manipulated by weaker countries.
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Potential quiz questions ANS: D REF: Pages 43, 69–70
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Chapter 2 (2): Understanding Interests, Interactions, and Institutions PLS 160 Mon. Jan 23, 2012
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Cooperation x y Pareto frontier - one player cannot become better off without making the other worse off - A and B can enact policies increasing their income - A gets more along the horizontal line - B gets more long the vertical line - q – given by past policy choices - limit of 1000 given by existing technology and resources
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The Pareto frontier At status quo ( q) actors are not doing as well as they could. Any policy combination that leads to an outcome in the area qba makes both actors better off Given available resources and technology: Any policy combination on the Pareto frontier between b and a makes the actors as well off as possible Cooperation consists of mutual policy adjustments that move actors toward or onto the Pareto frontier. Increases welfare of some or all actors… …without diminishing the welfare of others
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Bargaining
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Bargaining … along the Pareto frontier Bargaining: describes an interaction in which actors must choose outcomes that make one better off at the expense of another
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course PLS 140 taught by Professor Silver during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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