Blind spot peak oil
Environmental, there has always been fossil fuels. We input and output energy.
It used to be muscle power, now it is all machine lead.
-We have become to used to paying 2.50 for what is the equivalent of 6-8 weeks
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Think about the point of it, death by stoning for example, using theories to analyze issue.
Remember what theories were invented to explain
Realism/Neo-Realism: meant to explain international conflict. Secu
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rational unitary model: associated to neorealism, waltz defines them as rational and
unitary. The decisions are the most rational decision, under anarchy. Dont have to look at
anything inside the US.
Bureaucratic: DOD always for
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2 sentences on the topic
-Affects the following states, regions. For these reasons.
-I will argue the strengths or weaknesses of blank theory, and then strengths or
Levels of analysis: Analytical framework based on the ideas that event in IR can be
explained by looking at IND/State/Inter
Balance of Power
Neo Realism: Poses that the structure of international system is most important to s
The Future of Food
The topic of pesticides, herbicides is a major concern with the food production era.
-The more farmers sprayed and used these pesticides the more they had to continue doing
-Nowadays the company that sells you the herbi
Chapter 2 Digitized
-Policy makers search past for patterns to guide decisions
-Theorists ask questions they do b/c of unexplained events
-IN late part, Europe centered Western Civilization were major antecedents
-Also other party of world:India, China, b
-Using the Iraq ware example
-US convinced UN security Council of Material Breach. Did convince for UN authorized
-US was motivated by: regret of not ousting Saddam in Gulf War, possibility of
possession of WMDS, concern Saddam invol
The International System
-system, assemblage of units, objects, or parts united by some form of regular interaction.
Change in one unit causes changes in all levels.
+ The International System According to Realists
-anarchic, no authority above
Chapter 5 (The State)
+The State and the Nation
state- four fundamental conditions must be met
1. A state must have territorial base
2. Stable Population must reside
3.government to which population owes allegiance
4.recognized diplomatically by other sta
Chapter 6 (The Individual)
+Foreign Policy Elites: Individuals Who Matter
-Liberals believe that leaders make a difference.
-Constructivists, in Gorbachev leadership example, believe it is leader and other policy
makers and their new ideas
War and Conflict
How war it caused, its conduct, consequences, and prevention.
Security comes first of all human values.
-14,500 armed struggles, about 3.5 billion people dead.
-Since 1991 war has decreased and the intensity, yet is still the mo
Chapter 9 International Political Economy
-Globalization is the inexorable integration of markets, nation-states and technologies to
a degree never witnesses before in a way that is enabling individuals, corporation, and
nation-states too reach around the
Democratization of War and WALTZ
+Democratization of War
-Democracies do not go to war with eachother
-However countries do not become mature democracies overnight, rocky transition
-democratizing states were more likely to fight than were states that had
History of International Relations
- no need to know and memorize the dates
Why is History Important?
- What causes certain leaders to act and lead the way they did for example, then we
can make predictions to possibly mitigate and project these h
Contending Perspectives: How to Think about International Relations Theoretically
-Explanations for the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 by levels of analysis
-Saddam Hussein was an evil leader who committed atrocities
-He was irratio
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A list of Key Concepts
-the human natures will to power
-National interest defined in terms of power (states desires is determined by
-Hans Morgentheua (politics among nations)
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-How neoliberal institutionalists view change in the International system
-Exogeneous technological developments (communication/trans)
-Changes in relative importance of different issues (from security to economics)
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Athens feels like spartas rise in power has affected their power and they are depleting as
much as they have risen. So Athens attacks Sparta.
-Athens arrives at island near Sparta, this island is not very loyal so Mello
Capitalism hits the fan
-Not a financial crisis, this limits the crisis to solely economics when in reality it is much
more than just banking.
-It is by no means temporary or fleeting.
-This current crisis is rightfully compared to the crisis in 1930 know
Chapter 1 Digitized
Anthropology: Study of humanity, including pre-historic origins and contemporary
-compared to others, anthro is broader, more span of time
The four fields
-Biological: Physical study of humans as organisms
Chapter 2 Digitized
The evolution of Humanity and Culture
-Modern humans evolved from primate ancestors
-Based on natural selction, process by which organisms better adapted to the
environment reproduce more effectively compared to less well-adapted forms
Changing Research Methods
-nowadays fieldwork: going to field, direct observation
+From Armchair to the Field
-refers to early cultural anthroplogists by reading books at home
-In late 19th/early 20th, moved closer, near to people, but not with.
+Culture and Economic Systems
-Livelihood or production-making goods or money
-Consumption-using up good or money
-Exchange-transfer of goods or money between people or institutions
-Econ anth is subfield of cult anth that focuses on econ sy
Chapter 5: Consumption and Exchange
Potlach: a feast in which the host lavishes the guests with abundant quantities of the best
food and many gifts
-Mode of consumption: the dominant way, in a culture, of using up goods and services
-Mode of exchange: the
Chapter 8 Digitized
Kinship and Domestic Life
Kinship-a sense of being related to another person or persons
Kinship System: predominant form of kin relationships in a culture and the kinds of
How Cultures Create Kinship
-Linked with mode
Chapter 9 Social Groups and Social Stratification
-a cluster of people beyond the domestic unit who are usually related on a basis other
-primary group: people who interact with each other and know each other
Chapter 17 Digitized
Statistics and Anthropology: The Mexican Case
-emergence of ecological anthropology
-aas a new hybrid discipline
-Eco Anth, specifically in Mexico, has been to question disciplinary boundaries
-Before anthropology, demography, politit
Papua New Guinea Video Notes
+The Gift Giving Process of the Tribes
- In this video depicts the Kawelka tribes and the Moka and gift giving process.
-Moka is a traditional gift giving similar to potlatch.
-One can outdo another by the size