Reading Response 4
Applebys assessment of capitalism is critical to its present state. In the last chapter of
her book she describes in detail the crises and faults of the capitalist system. As her outlook for
the future she mentions th
Idea of Anthropocene Epoch
Popularized in 2000
Land: exploitation up to 50% of earth by humans
Water: human control of over 50% of freshwater
Air: increasing concentrations of CO2 over pre-industrial levels
The capitalist order created by the Allies during World War II was a different economic
perspective compared to the imperialist powers in the sense of cooperation rather than competition
between nations. However, the perspectives were similar in promoting
Reading Response 9
The definition of sustainability focuses on principles, rather than a simple sentence or
phrase, to define what it is. Throughout the last 50 years this concept has changed from an
economic focus on scarcity to an env
Reading Response 6
According to Kissinger the Islamist and Asian world orders differ in ideas of sovereignty
and violence. The two world orders are similar in receiving influence from other nations.
Kissinger portrays the Islamist world
Reading Response Two
Labor activists were fairly successful in Europe and the United States in pushing back
against the interests of the industrialists during the time of the late 19th and early 20th century.
One of the biggest successes of labor activism
Reading Response 5
The European system of balance-of-power was gone by the middle of the 20th century
because of alliances between powers and militaristic buildups by nations.
Alliances proved to be crucial to ending the balance-of-powe
Throughout the semester Ive gone to several discussions on campus relating to
international relations. The most memorable one has been a talk by Zalmay Khalilzad, the
former United States ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan
Henry Kissinger, WORLD ORDER
Discussion Questions (due Thursday 5 pm):
Jan. 28 (Chs. 1-3): What developments prompted the end of the balance-of-power system
within Europe by the middle of the 20th century?
Feb. 4 (Ch. 4-5): Compare and
Joyce Appleby, THE RELENTLESS REVOLUTION
Reading Questions (due Thursday 5 pm):
RR5 - March 3 (Chs. 1-5): In the story of the origins of capitalism, what was the relationship
between the change in material conditions and changes in att
8 February 2017
Reading Response 3
To what extent was the capitalist order generated by the Allies during World War II a departure
from the economic perspective of the imperialist powers from the late nineteenth and early
2 February 2017
Reading Response 2
Read Appleby, Ch. 7 and 8, and answer the following:
To what extent were labor activists in Europe and the United States successful in pushing back
against the interests of the industrialists in the late ninet
February 16, 2017
Read Appleby, Chs. 12-13 and answer the following:
How has the development of capitalism in Asia generally, and in China more specifically, over
the past few decades affected Appleby's assessment of capitalism's present and fu
2017 January 26
MW 10-11 AM
In Appleby's account of the rise of capitalism, she assesses developments in trade (Ch. 2) as well as in
new modes of economic thinking (Ch. 4). Make a connection between these two stories; what was
Read World Order, Chs. 1-3, and answer the following:
What developments prompted the end of the balance-of-power system within Europe by the
middle of the 20th century?
By the middle of the 20th century, world order was beginning to redefine itself along
Critical Reading Questions
What is main question that author is exploring?
What are key factors author focuses on to explore the question?
How are factors measured?
Under what conditions do they matter?
Process of Getting Article Published
Haas and Hird Chapter 17 Democracy:
Should All Nations Be Encouraged to Promote Democratization?
Yes - Fukuyama and McFaul
1. In the years since September 11, 2001, the rhetorical attention devoted to the
advance of freedom, liberty, and democracy has
IRG 320 Exam #1 review sheet
GO BACK THROUGH AND DEFINE THE TERMS FIRST, THEN IF NEED BE
REWORK WHAT I ALREADY HAVE ON HERE
1. Washington Consensus
a. Term coined by John Williamson in 1990, another name for neoliberalism/ market
"The Follies of Democratic Imperialism"- Encarnacin
America's traditional obsession with its role as a global moral crusader
Bringing freedom and democracy to Iraq
Neoconservative voices in Bush administration
American power should not be limited to t
N Lecture Terms
o New Anthropocene Epoch
o Human activities have had a significant impact on the environment
o We must change our behaviors
o Land exploitation over 50%
o Human control over 50% fresh water
o Air increasing CO2/methane over p
1. In what ways do international organization shape the nature of the global order?
Describe two key functions of international organizations. (100 words)
- Collaboration for mutual gains => tools for member states, indirect impact on global
-World Banks Mission Creep
Less is More
WB mission has become so complex it is not a manageable organization
WB takes on challenges that lie far beyond any institutions operational capabilities
Countries that own the bank need to elaborate a worth
The colonial system
Free trade operates on a level playing field and everyone benefits. Comparative
advantage kicks in and each country will operate in what they do best.
The gospel of free trade
The return of the state?
1. Functions of international organizations: centralization and
independence (ABBOTT SNIDAL)
States act through IOs because they are rationalist and institutionalist.
o They use IOs to create social orderings and work together with
other states to achieve
The modern world goes back to 1648 to the Peace of Westphalia - the end of the Thirty Years war
and recognizing sovereign rulers. The sovereign monarch controls a state and other monarchs
recognize that. Big, small, democratic - none of that matters - st
AFRICA AS A SUB SYSTEM
Africa as a dynamic region constitute 54 (and
western Sahara-member of AU but statehood
contested by Morocco) diverse and sovereign
independent nations with distinctive foreign
policies that present challenges to a single
International Security 9/1
Civil wars: due to inadequate government
Takes place within the borders of a recognized state
Says civil wars are the failure of government
See this often in underdeveloped (LA, middle east)
Treaty/Peace of Westphal
Used a tactic for strategic consequences
What tactic was used on 9/11?
How did they differ from others?
Because the hijacking was only a means to an end
Turned a tactic into something with strategic consequences