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HW for 9/17: Ch 2 (p25-28) Congressional Hearing – General Betraus on the status of the troop surge Time line and level of withdrawal are points of consternation Levels of analysis Analysis = why -Graham Allison “Essence of Decision” Description = how 1) Individual level a. Variables: unit of analysis, personal characteristics, background, education, political beliefs, experiences, family, religion b. Use variables of people involved to explain their actions 2) State level: Government a. Gov. institutions, processes, actors that make policy b. CIA, judicial review/ haebius corpus, c. Military contractors, lobbyists 3) Global level a. International interactions outside of the state 4) Interactions between the levels a. Never one answer b. Can you get down to just a few things? Should we try? Paper Intro – doesn’t care if I is used/ very concise … get to the point
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Unformatted text preview: Avoid flowery language, don’t let the language get in the way Brief History Level 1 Describe level & apply to situation Level 2 Describe level & apply to situation Analysis Conclusion Can use sub titles – “Introduction” Title page and bibliography Science 1) Natural Sciences (hard science) – chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy 2) Social sciences (soft science) – psychology, anthropology, sociology, political science (American Gov., Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Methodology, IR) Political Economy, Conflict Resolution, Crisis Iraq Why we went in? UN…US, UK, Poland alliance France, Germany, China, Russia alliance Multi- causal….possible to be mono-causal, but extremely rare...
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