IR Chapter 1-1 Spring 2014 student

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Unformatted text preview: UN OPEC • NGOs (Non­Governmental Organizations) Greenpeace Amnesty International MNCs (Multinational Corporations) Terrorists Substate actors (example of California) 22 22 IV. Levels of Analysis Methods for understanding events and phenomena in IR Individual Level Domestic Level Interstate Level Global Level 23 23 Individual Level Individuals’ perceptions, choices, actions (Edward Snowden’ choice to release classified documents) Personality of leaders (Obama vs. Bush, Syrian president Al­Assad) Psychological factors in decision making (leaders making decisions in crisis situations e.g. Cuban Missile Crisis, or Obama and the “red line”) 24 24 Domestic Level State level influences on IR Aggregations of individuals within states Interest groups Political orgs Government agencies Sub­national entities (e.g. the governator) Ethnic conflict, nationalism (Syria – rebels) Economic sectors Different kinds of societies – by culture, political system, democracy vs. authoritarian focus (US vs N. Korea) 25 25 Interstate Level Influence of the international system on outcomes Interactions between and among states States’ relative power Tr...
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