States and Foreign Policy
What do we mean by the State?
How do we define Foreign Policy?
What are the tools of Statecraft?
The difference between; states,
nationalism, and national interests
Three Things 1)Westphalian System 2)Internation
A Shift in thinking
Multilateral or nonpolar world view changes
the mindset of people
One theory cannot explain everything
Introduction of Positivism -
International Law and Global Actors
4 Pillars of US policy
What is the purpose/goal(3 types of
Who enforces/trouble with regimes?
What is international law?
The paradox of law and politics
International order and
Security, Military, and
Cold War Implications
new look at old questions
we experiencing a new world order
or is this just neorealism?
the goal is still security and if the
world is anarchic, then what?
What is Security?
IPE / Institutions
Poor / Poverty
World Bank / WTO
Bretton Woods system / Keynesian
The Post WW II Economy
Two great concerns:
The Great Depression
The Marshall Plan / The Great soc
Poverty and development
The gap between rich and poor
Women and children
Fall of communism
How to address the problem?
Human Rights and Human Security
Tension between the individual and the rights of
The big questions:
1)What is a human right? What are these designed
2)What rights should be protected? And by whom?
3)Must these r
Theories of Global Politics
Theory: A set of propositions that help us understand facts.
This helps us understand how political actors understand the world.
We use theories to predict future actions
The two main theories of Global P