March 25th, 2016
Professor Alice Ba
Newsbeat Assignment: Indonesia
Indonesia is the largest island country in the world, the country has an estimated population of over 255 million people and is the world's 4th most popul
North America Links
(Updated April 7)
Where to start for some basic country and region information
BBC's Country Profiles (provides brief chronology, brief history, and political background to countries)
CIA World Factbook
National statistical sites (by
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
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NEWSBEAT ASSIGNMENT DETAILS
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Terrorism is not new; it did
Arrest: probable cause substantial trustworthy information
Stop: reasonable suspicion some T.I
Sobriety checkpoint: no individualized suspicion
Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
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March 14, 2016
1st Image: Individual
- Realists: individuals are of little importance
- Liberals: elites shape policy
- Constructivists: individuals develop new ideas
- Radicals: individuals are suppressed by the state, do not care about
Carbon-tax: can it reduce effectively carbon emissions in LDCs?
By: Achyuth Madabhushi
26 Jan 2015
Many studies have shown that carbon-tax is an effective way of reducing the
carbon emissions of a nation. Three devel
POSC270 Week 2
-Generates fancy formula, but very different from statistical analysis
-Assumes people are rational actors
-Obsession with weird outcomes
2) The Comparative Method
Challenges comparative researchers face:
POSC270 Exam 2 Review
Chapter 5 Essentials of Comparative Politics
What makes a democracy rise and prosper?
-Indonesia= largest Muslim country in the world
Gained independence from Dutch imperialism in 1945
How do you know wh
POSC240 Week 1
POSC 240 2/11/15
Theoretical Paradigms and Worldviews:
-Theories help us prioritize our facts
-Theories help us categorize our facts
What is World Politics? IR?
Who are the main actors?
What do they want?
Levels of Analysis
INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL POLITICS
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3rd myth: terrorism is a strategy of utility
Brutal, repressive, incompetentstrategy of bombs, unmitigated success.
Fourth goal of terrorism: least important, whatever terrorists are demanding. Terrorists
treat victims as instrumental, totally irrelevant.
How do 5 year olds mobilize?
A withering stare, they preen, a scary stance (increased threat to threatening focus). All
their friends come to see whats going on. Alliance behavior.
Testing behavior, further encroachment on territory
Limited isolated viole
TERRORISM Warfare is typically waged between regular armies of opposing states; more recently, we are increasingly faced with asymmetric warfare o Asymmetric warfare: armed conflict between belligerents of vastly unequal military strength, in which the we
WWII in Europe
After WWI, German Problem remained Treaty of Versailles (1919), A victors peace o To each nation a state/national self-determination Germans excluded Germany wanted ethnic Germans to be part of Germany, but actually lost land Many small n
LIBERALS PROMOTING PEACE AND COOPERATION IN WORLD POLITICS Liberals have general prescriptions for international policy o Promote democracy Democracies dont go to war against one another; tend to be more prone to diplomacy than autocracies o Promote capit
INTERNATIONAL LAW AND LIBERALISM
Realists advocate coercive diplomacy for the managing of international conflict o Coercive diplomacy: a method of bargaining between states in which threats to use arms or the actual use of limited armed force are made to
Liberalism: a paradigm predicated on the hope that the application of reason and universal ethics to international relations can lead to a more orderly, just, and cooperative world; liberalism assumes that anarchy and war can be policed by inst
POST COLD WAR ERA United States is essentially an empire o Potential adversaries on the rise Russia Has shown alliance with China, imperial behavior, has huge energy reserves, and has paid off foreign debts ahead of schedule Some say that its actually not
Consequences of the Cold War
Dissolution of the Soviet Union meant an end to bipolarity and the rise of the United States as the most (read: only) dominant power in the world. o Military expenditures are higher than almost every other country combined o E