Growth of exchange & interdependence among countries
Countries trade goods, ideas, political institutions, communication,
pollutants, investments, migrants, & diseases
deepening of international capitalism
State efforts to manipulate trade flows (trade restrictions)
Tariffs: taxes on imported goods
Quantitative restrictions: Quotas
Subsidies to farmers who can sell their products for lower prices
Mexican Maquiladoras Facts
Most EPZs in the world: border industrial plan
Constitutes 30% mexican trade
employ 1mil ppl: 1% of total pop.
What do Maquiladoras Produce?
The relationship among the worlds governments.Serves to answer the
question: how can a groupserve its collective interests when doing so
requires its members to foregotheir individual interests? The
mostimportant actors in IR are t
private organizations that are beginning to berecognized as legitimate
actors along with states, although not equal to them.Examples include
Amnesty international, Lions Clubs, Red Cross
Realists see that the importance of powerpolitics is timeless and crosscultural. For realists, ideologies do not mattermuch, nor do religions or
other cultural factors in which states may justifytheir actions. They believe
that the international s
Power transition theory
Accordingto this theory, peace among great powers results when one state
is firmly inthe top position and the positions of the others in the hierarchy
are clearlydefined and correspond with their actual underlying power.
calculatingthe costs incurred by a possible action and the benefits it is
likely to bring.
a branch of mathematics concerned with predictingbargaining outcomes.
Games such as the prisoners dilemma and Chicken have beenuse
refers to peace that resolves the underlyingreasons for war, peace that is
not just a cease-fire, but a transformation inrelationships.
caused by the structure of social relationshipsrather than by direct actionssuch as