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1 PODCAST 1 Script Shaima Neamah GOVT 492-D02 LUO October 28, 2020
2 PODCAST 1 Introduction Hello, my name is Shaima Neamah. I am currently a Senior at Liberty University, majoring in Political Science. I am very interested in training in critical thinking and judgment that leads to a broad understanding of the human condition. I am also interested in law but until this moment I do not know if I will continue to law school or get a master’s degree in International Relations. I like Political Science because it is deepening knowledge and understanding of one of the most powerful forces operating on people, communities, and corporations today, namely government and politics in the USA and around the world. This knowledge and understanding are valuable for all citizens. Overview My subfield would be Political Sciences and International Relations, which led me to discuss the three political scientists in this field: Robert Keohane, Kenneth Neal Waltz, and Alexander Wendt. My interest in this field has led me to educate myself on these three political sciences and what each has brought to the table. Prompt Response I would like to begin with Robert Keohane (born October 3, 1941, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.). American political scientist, international-relations scholar, and educator. He is well known for neoliberal constitutionalism. He emphasized interdependence and cooperation in world politics. He was critical of the neorealist approach to international relations, the idea that relations between states are characterized by competitiveness and lack of essential trust. Neoliberalism is a theory that holds the state should try to achieve absolute gain rather than trying to achieve gains relative to other countries. This approach involved the idea that relations
3 PODCAST 1 between states are mostly characterized by distrust and competition. Keohane argues that the

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