what is IR:
how nation interact [political, cultural, economical, conflictual, social [health human
rights], theories of explanation
should be on slide:
study of how the system of states could be made to work more effectively to enhance
Head of Party/State: 1st Secretary KIM Jong-Un
Workers Party of Korea
Since December 2011
Grandson of KIM Il-Sung, founder of DPRK, and son of KIM Jong-Il, past
Head of Government: Pr
Nations, States, and Nation- States
A government with recognized authority within defined boundaries.
The body politic as organized for civil rule and government.
A group of people with most (but not necessarily all) of the following featu
World economic system
Bretton woods system
Established after World War II in order to rebuild the economic systems of Europe and
Creation of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development IBRD. This
later became one of the institutions of
Against either the timeless interests of realism of the legalistic rigor of intl law, Critical Theory
locates Leegitimacy within an emerging intl publi sphere of world citizens, which offers
dramatically new opportunities for the emancipa
Historical Materialism and critical theory
Means of Production
The level of technology and the organization of its deployment in order to
The actual things that are used in order to create wealth: raw materials, land,
Game Theory Focus
Focus is more on the way decision-making occurs. Less emphasis on the structure of
the international system.
Assumes rationality in decision-making
But rationality refers both to thinking methods and strategy
Logic as an inst
Discussion: What does each philosopher add to realism?
Consider each in turn, limiting your answer to the question to a single sentence.
Know the main points and authors for the exam!
How does each contribution relate to the bas
History of International relations thought
Ancient China (Confucious, Mencius)
Ancient India (Code of Manu)
Classical Greece and Rome
Plato and Aristotle
War, necessity for defense of city-state
The Peloponnesian War
Classical Greece and Rome
link between evidence and conclusions
analysis of the relationships among facts in evidence
Theory is the task of making the world or some part of it more intelligible or better
understood (Viotti & Kauppi, 2010, p. 4)
Levels of Analysis
What do we study?
How do we determine this?
Our choice affects our study and our results.
Advantages: comprehensive, manageable/ simpler
Disadvantages: overemphasize system affects on nation-states, assumes nationstates operate t
Liberalism and World Politics - Michael W. Doyle
Schumpeter - liberal pacifism
saw the interaction of capitalism and democracy as the foundation (p 150)
defines imperialism as an objectless disposition on the part of a state to
Rules to Remember
I deduct two (2) points for each calendar day an out-of-class assignment is late. Students
with serious and documented excuses will not be assessed the late penalty. University-approved
Unipolarity, bipolarity, multipolarity [which is most stable?]
distribution of power in the international system
most common is uni
bipolarity is worse off?
having two poles (centers/actors?) as when (i.e. cold war
INR 4603 10613
International Relations: Frameworks for Analysis
(Prerequisite: INR 2002)
Wednesdays 6:00-8:45 p.m.
Building 51, Room 1101
University of North Florida
Dr. Pamela A. Zeiser
Liberalism (pgs. 118-149; no selected readings)
How can peaceful change be promoted in an interdependent world?
states plus transnational non-state actors are important
state is not necessarily unitary