Political Science 231 International Relations
Solving why something happened what are possible first steps?
o Global/Systemic Level of Analysis
o State Level of Analysis (The nature of the states & the nature/structure of the
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U.S. Canadian Trade & Commerce
In response to the session highlighting Canada Week at Boise State, the topic of trade and
commerce between the two neighboring countries really is a big deal. It is more of
International Politics begins with two main theories.
Realist Theory: Great powers do what they want and weak powers suffer what they must.
India: Kautilya The Science of Mistake If you are a leader of the state you need
Criticism of Nuclear Deterrence
1) Cost it is expensive!
a. Nuclear weapons
b. 2nd Strike capabilities
b.i. Multiple options (more than one backup plan)
c. Constant upgrades
2) Assumptions of Rationality
a. Not everyone is rational
b. Under stress, even t