Ch. 2 Notes
International Relations Chapter 2 Notes
Woodrow Wilson THE FOURTEEN POINTS
-statement of the principles for peace to end WWI
- wanted to avoid the US involvement in long-standing tension in Europe
-took many domestic progressive i
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Carl von Clausewitz WAR AS AN INSTRUMENT OF POLICY
-normal thought: War is the alternative to peace
-different logic in peace-time than in war-time
-In war time, normal politicians step aside and generals step in
Final Exam Study Guide
Answer the following questions in essay format.
Section I. War and Strife (required)
1. What do we know about war? In formulating your answer to this question, consider the
Consider what Clausewitz
Exam II Study Guide
Please answer 5 questions from the following: You will have some choice.
The State in International Relations (Chapter 5)
1. How does Robert Putnam use 2-level games to explain state behavior?
2. What does Steph
1. Robert D. Putnam DIPLOMACY AND DOMESTIC POLITICS: The logic of Two-Level Games
-Two-Level Games: A Metaphor for Domestic-International Interactions
-Says that the idea of realism is too simplistic
-there are different levels between States
INFO TO STUDY FOR TEST:
12- Thucydides MELIAN DIALOGUE:
Scene: Fifth century BC, Peloponnesian war
-Melos is a neutral island, but Athenians want to take over
-meet in private, so the general public does not hear what deals are offered
-Melians do not wan
October 4, 2016
All about class conflict
Capitalism has inherent flaws that will make it unsustainable
State makes decisions based off interest of bourgeoisie
Marxism is part of mainstream conve
International Relations: Unit 3 Focus Questions
1. What is supranationalism? Why would the states of Europe voluntarily integrate themselves to establish a
supranational European Union? In other words, what are the benefits of supranational integration, a
a. types of war
b. types of conflicts
i. political/ government
c. war is not as present today as it was in previous decades
September 28, 2016
Collective Goods Problem: who gets what, when, and how. How to order international system to
promote peace and avoid another total war
Geopolitics where you are in proximity to another country
Hegemonic - dominant
The Lamestream Media
Aspects of the media
Why do we have/need the news?
Information about state, local, country
Is the media supposed to investigate or simply report on what is happening?
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
What are the goals of ne
Elections: Choosing the Candidate you hate less?
Where are candidates ideologically?
If you were running for office and your goal was to win, where would you position
Median Voter Theorem
People on the same pa
Politics are a real party!
Why have parties?
Provide information about candidates and issues
What issues do they care about?
Democrats: platform released every 4 years
Republicans: platforms released every 4 years
In order to form a perfect union
Articles of Confederation
Declaration of Independence had been approved by all colonies
Articles of Confederation created a league of friendship
Created a Congress that could make war and peace; coin money; appoint army
Is President Obama Really a Dictator-In-Chief?
Make treaties and executive agreements
Treaties: requires senate approval
Exec agreements: does not require senate approval
The powers not delegated to the Unites States are reserved to the states
How many governments exist in High Point?
North Carolina Government
Guilford County Government
Guilford County Schools
Piedmont Triad Airport Authority
Congress Is it really that dysfunctional?
Two senators per state, 100 total
Elected every 6 years, elections are staggered
Senators originally chosen by state legislature, until Seventeenth Amendment passed in
Allows for filibuster
Joe Biden Who?
Types of Polls in Politics
Done on day of election
Tracking/ horse-race polls
How do we get a good sample?
Not the best representaion
Choose those who sit in the front?
Every other name on the class roll?
Your name: _
Instructions: Write the name (use an arrow
if you need to) of each listed country
in its appropriate place on the map.
AT L AN T I C
Gulf of Mexico
Tropic of Cancer
VIRGIN IS. (U.K./U.S.)
ST. KITTS & NEVIS
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA