Topic: Nagorno-Karabakh Dispute
The country of Georgia remains neutral in the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute. Because of our
recent conflict with Russia, Georgia would rather be unbiased in this situation. If war were to
Individual actions have little effect.
- Benefit from others actions free ride
Free ride issues
- Externalities: decision maker not bearing all costs or reaping all of the
benefits. People arent as likely to clean up because lack of private
Human Rights the basic rights that every human being has.
Non-derogable rights rights that can never be suspended.
Prisoners Dilemma collaboration problem. Incentive to
DC > CC >DD > CD
Nuclear Proliferation Increases the cost of war
CHAPTER 12: HUMAN RIGHTS
Why Do States Violate Human Rights?
Lack of capacity
To maintain power
Suppress/Repress Can lead to a genocide
Autocracies and unstable democracies
Defense National Security
Capacity Poor Countr
Globalization: The spread of activities and ideas across the globe. (Economic
Integration) The current wave of globalization began in the 1980s.
Stopler Samuelson: Trade liberalization in long run with higher wages
DOMESTIC POLITICS AND WAR
Its more rational to bargain than to go to war. States interests are
influenced by external factors.
State Interests (General) (National):
- Economic Well-being
Domestic Interests (Particularistic):