PSC 333 NOTES 10/17
Moves are based on what you think the other player is going to do. (checkers, basketball)
how were looking at international politics. When they deal with people abroad, what
will they do and how will that affect my moves.
Game of chick
1.a. Either to (a) restore peace after a conflict breaks out (as in Korea in
1950), or (b) institutionalize peace after a conflict terminate (post-conflict
peace enforcement as in Somalia/UNOSOM 1992)
Unit Five: US Grand Strategy
Competing visions for US grand strategy- Barry Posen and Andrew Ross
There are four post cold war grand strategies: Neo-isolationism,
Selective engagement, cooperative security, and primacy.
MRC= major regional contin
International institutions play a huge role in deterring and
Arms control, especially nuclear non-proliferation, is the heart of
Cooperative security advocates posit that in an interrel
Unit Three: Ethics & Just War
Notes on the Just War Theory: Whose Justice, Which Wars?Robert J Myers (1996)
Michael Walzer wrote "just and unjust wars", a seminal text in
Jus ad bellum: steps leading up to war
Justice before war
For a wa
Can the War on Terror be won?-Philip H. Gordon (2007)
Victory in the war on terror will come when the conditions and
ideologies that perpetuate terrorism are no longer prevalent
War on terror is similar to the cold war in tha
Realism emerged much later, as a reaction to idealism, and
liberalism emerged as a reaction to realism.
Thucydides was the forefather of international relations
scholarship, with his study of the Peloponnesian war.
Unit Two: Terrorism & Counterterrorism
The Four Waves of Modern Terrorism: David Rapoport (2004)
Modern terrorism began in Russia during the 1880s.
Modern terrorism has existed in four cyclical 'waves'. Each wave
shares the same basic characteristics,
The quagmire of the Vietnam war was the defining political event
triggering the third wave: the new left
The third wave linked radical concerns to nationalistic
and ethnic concerns.
Soviets typically encouraged outbreaks, offe
Marcus Tullius Cicero- roman consul, formed some foundational
ideas about just war theory (last resort, formal declaration,
St. Augustine of Hippo- early Christian theologian who
established doctrines of '
PSC 333 NOTES 2
Necessary: will not get a given event(war) without x, y, or z . has to be satisfied. Need to
take every test in this class to get an A, doesnt guarantee A.
Sufficient: causal where necessary are perm
10/8/13 NO CLASS THURSDAY!
POWER TRANSITION REVIEW: kueger-explains a type of war, trying to explain major
power wars. Focus on capabilities and intentions of leaders. Care about power structure?
Even distribution? Systemic and state level theory. State l
Power transitions theory-systems level theory-balance of power-point of contrast. System
is stable when power equally distributed.-key to understanding internatiuonal outcomes
(war/peace) distribution of power-the
Explain war in general.
Components of a theory: hypothesis,-statement of casual relationships, operational
hypothesis. theoretical/operational hypothesis.
Dependent variable-what is changed by independent variable (outcome)-just 1
International Relations Problems
Unit One: Major Perspectives in International Relations
International Relations: one world, many theories-Stephen M.
Several theories domination the study of IR- realism, liberalism,
radical approaches (a cat