Thalia Claire Banowsky
November 5, 2012
PLIR 1010Friday Afternoon Section
Reaction to Muellers Overblown
In his book Overblown, John Mueller makes three basic arguments concerning terrorism. He
asserts that the terrorism threat has been much overblown, th
PLIR 1010: International Relations Discussion Section
(Fridays 8-8:50am, New Cabell Hall 319)
Marie Bernes Cabanne [email protected]
What you can expect from me:
Background and expertise
I am a second-year graduate student in the Politics Department, m
1st paper, due 9/24
In your first reaction paper, please critique one of the articles from the PLIR 1010 syllabus up
until the 9/24 due date (articles are on Collab site).
Note: a critique is an essay criticizing another work; it is a detailed evaluation.
Partner Exerciseshould combatting international terrorism be a top priority in the international
Domestic or international, always political, often mostly psychological
State Sponsored terrorism = state
PLIR 1010 Review Sheet for Exam 2
A. Terms (30 points)
You will be asked to identify FIVE of the below terms. * = proper noun no example needed
IntegrationInternational Integration refers to the process by which supranational institutions come to
For Discussion: Are you a Boomster or a Doomster?
Cornucopian (Tierney)synonymous with being a Boomster; Use Carrying capacity within this
definitionthat would be to say Cornucopians believe that human beings will most likely
Integrationshifting sovereignty into larger and larger bodies beyond the nation state (Ex.
UN security Council* (P-5, 10 rotating non-permanent members)
UN General Assembly* (body composed of r
For discussion: Do you consider yourself a global citizen?
Do you consider yourself a global citizen?
How much of your life do you plan to spend outside the country where you were born?
Has Globalization changed everythi
The conditions that have made for
decades of peace in the West are fast
disappearing, as Europe prepares to
return to the multi-polar system that,
between 1648 and 1945, bred one
destructive conflict after another
by John J. Mearsheimer
For Discussion: Are women more peaceful than men?
Pattern vs. Trend
Pattern: most of these professions remain dominated by males:
Head of state
Enlisted service member
Pattern is static; just
Journal of Peace Research
Is There a Clash of Civilizations? Evidence from Patterns of International Conflict
Journal of Peace Research 2002; 39; 711
The online ve
PLIR 1010 Midterm Review Sheet
Part A. Essay (70% of exam grade)
On the date of our in-class midterm, you will be presented with TWO questions from the
following list) and asked to answer ONE of them.
1. Discuss whether the contemporary international syst