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4.25-the end - Intro. to International Relations 4.25- The...

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Intro. to International Relations 4.25- The End Political Realism All realists seem to believe that states must look after their national interests Neorealism 1) Offensive Realism a. States seek to maximize their power and strive to become hegemons 2) Defensive Realism a. States seek to survive Classical Realism Extreme Moderate Optimist Automatic stabilization “Adam Smith” Int’l Relations Power balancing Pessimist Universal Empire -Sooner or later, one state will dominate the entire system Cycles of Concentration - Ext. Pess. is correct, EXCEPT empires eventually fall Two main questions: 1) Under what conditions will states survive in a realist world? 2) Under what conditions will the system of states survive and prosper? Simulation to understand a Realist world - Allows us to follow the interaction of a large number of units (states) over an extended period of time (interations) - But results: “typical” behavior - Inspiration: Bremer & Mihalka, 1977 - EARTH: E xploring A lternative R ealpolitik T heses State Decision Making Rules Type of State Initiate Conflict Join Conflict Primitive Power Seeker If find weaker neighbor More powerful side Rational If positive expected utility If positive expected utility Power Balancer
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course POLI 211 taught by Professor Stoll during the Spring '06 term at Rice.

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4.25-the end - Intro. to International Relations 4.25- The...

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