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State
independent political entity. has to be nationally recognized and has to have legitimate force and right to its boundaries.
Nation
group of people with common culture and mutual sense of identification.
Nation-State
State made up of a specific nation with common culture (france).
Country
rarely if ever used, too ambiguous.
Theoretical
idea, theory, to prove or disprove.
Methodological
how you're going to prove that idea or theory.
Behavioralism
way to study politics based on how people (units) interace, use of scientific method observation.
Traditionalism
looking at history and creating theory based off of it, largely based on theorizing information, can't be measured.
Normative
what should have happened (hard to prove)
Impericle Question
What happened and why (quantitative).
State
independent political entity. has to be nationally recognized and has to have legitimate force and right to its boundaries.
Nation
group of people with common culture and mutual sense of identification.
Nation-State
State made up of a specific nation with common culture (france).
Country
rarely if ever used, too ambiguous.
Theoretical
idea, theory, to prove or disprove.
Levels of Aggregation
System
Domestic
Individual
Systemic
meathod of analyzing international relations, according to factors from the world political system, not from the state, structure of international system. (BIGGEST)
Domestic
meathod of analyzing international relations based on the unique characteristics of each state, like society. (MeDiUm)
Individual
how personal beliefs (in leaders like the pope) impact international relations. (smallest)
Levels of Analysis
worldview
paradigm
theory
model
hypothesis
probability statement
Worldview
What any given person thinks about anything, fundamental view based on society.
Paradigm
Formilizes world view, guides scientific reserch. Includes key assumptions about the world. Biggest paradigm=realism
Theory
Coherent set of law like generalizations. None in politics today.
Model
Simplification of prpositions derived by a theory. Important ones include "balance of power" and "power transition" models of war onset.
Hypthesis
If this, then that. Educated, has to be able to be proven true or false, statement about an idea.
Probability Statement
a hypothesis that is confirmed for virtually all of the things to which it is applicable.