1. Why does Wendt say that the realist model of international politics advocated by
Waltz is flawed?
Wendt says that the realist model of international politics advocated by Waltz is flawed
because it lacks specificity and thus, cannot predict the content
Discussion Questions: Gilpin and Hegemonic Wars
1. According to Gilpin, what determines whether the international system is
stable (i.e., war is less likely) or unstable (i.e., war is more likely)?
A stable system is one in which changes can take
Discussion Questions for "Peace Unveiled" and "Gendered Dimensions of War,
Peace and Security" Reading
These questions will be due at the start of class on Wednesday, March 23.
1. Describe events and conditions in this film that are surprising to
POL 170: Discussion Questions
Alliances (Walt, Christensen and Snyder)
1. Define balancing and bandwagoning. According to Walt, why are these
concepts important to understanding international politics and
o Balancing: aligning with others agains