Egypt: 'Big Brother' of the Arab World
It is the biggest Arab country, 78 million
Cultural capital of Arab world
Largest military + diplomatic preeminence (Arab league is in Cairo)
90% Muslims, 10% Christian
Key to maintaining Arab-Israeli peace > a regio
The capacity to get another actor to change its behaviour when it would not do so
otherwise. Elements of both pushing and pulling.
Superpower: a country with unusual capability and global reach
The last stage of capitalism is the peak of human progress for neo-liberals.
States have become transmission belts for global capitalism = Highest state of human
Identify the same underlying economic logic driving the IPE but view it
Critical IR Theory
(Ontology: Explanatory vs Constitutive)
Ontology: the study of the nature of reality being or existence; the study of the world's
Explanatory Theory Seeks to explain regu
135 agreements in Regional Trade
Some of them partially fail to meet their standards and have effected regional integration
IN IR, regions are comprised of states and are collectivises that reach
How much power is enough?
"Anarchy leads to a logic of self-help in which states seek to maximize their security"
Only accumulate enough and necessary power with practising contraints
Why study International Relations?
Explain and Understand
Approaches to International Relations
Inductive and Historical
Deductive, Rigorous, Formal
The Neo-Neo Debate
Agree that the international system is anarchic but disagree over the implications
Disagree over whether cooperation is easy to achieve and is sustainable
Disagree over whether states pursue relative or absolute gains
Supreme political power of the state
EU in Europe
Power to make laws. Also refers to:
State's willingness to use force
State's ability to convince its citizens of the right nature of its power
Fount of authority in soci
The End of Apartheid: Beyond National Interests the Role of Social Norms
How can we best understand the US decision to override ideas of sovereignty and
impose sanctions on South Africa in the mid-1980s?
Special class of ideas about racial norms don't c