Political Classifications Notes
Governments by Mode of Succession
Governments by Type of Rule
Governments by Structure
Levels of Government
Branches of Government
Economics and Constructivist Theory Notes
Economic nationalismclosely connected to realism with
its emphasis on using economic strength to increase
national power and vice versa.
Economic internationalismclosely related to liberalism
with its belief free
International Politics on the World Stage Notes
Global Actors: Meet the cast
IGOs and NGOs
How this text is structured
Choosing between the competitive traditional path of
world politics or an alternative path of greater
Introduction to Politics Notes
What is Politics?
Many people imagine that studying politics is just studying
government. Government is important, but Politics is much
more than this.
Politics is a diverse, sprawling and dynamic discipline, which
is not de
Globalization and State System Notes
Globalization is connected to a number of changes in world
Globalization has presented a challenge to the Westphalian
states-system and state sovereignty.
The Westphalian Order
The Peace of Westphalia (1648)
Govts by Structure Notes
e.g., Monaco, Spain, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Jordan,
The Netherlands, Japan
king or queen, emperor, etc.
can be largely symbolic or an absolute ruler
Levels of Government Notes
e.g. Government of Canada
National Powers and Responsibilities
National Political Systems Notes
e.g. Belgium, Bulgaria, France, The Netherlands, Japan,
Poland, Romania, the United Kingdom, the Scandinavian
countries, Spain, and many of the Latin-American and
basically a single
The Globalization of World Politics Notes
What is GLOBALIZATION?
It refers to the procesess whereby social relations acquire
relatively distanceless and borderless qualities.
What is Internationalization?
It refers to the process of intensfying connection
Realism and Liberalism Notes
Some Travel Notes on Two Roads
Laying out the basics
Realism: The traditional path that emphasizes the
centrality of the state on the world stage and the pursuit
of national self-interest above all else.
Liberalism: The altern
Prospects for Competition and Cooperation Notes
Place national interest first in international politics
Practice balance-of-power politics
Achieve peace through strength
Do not waste power on peripheral issues