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International Politics
politics in the absence of a common sovereign, often called anarchic
liberalism
a global society taht functions alongside with states adn sets part of the context for states
Marxism
predictions of class conflict among major capitalist states
counterfactual
what would have happened if this had occured instead of this ?
Dependancy Theory
predicted that the wealthy countires in the "center" of the global marketplace would control and hold back poorer countries
Structure
refers to the distribution of power of a system
Richard Falk ?
transitional problems (like AIDS, drugs) will produce new nonterritorial loyalties and willl change the state system which has been dominant. (Liberal Theory)
3 Levels of Analysis
individual, state, international system
Appeasement
a policy choice to allow for changes in the balance of power that benefit a rival state.
World Imperial System
example ?
one government dominant over most of the world.
i.e. Roman Empire
Henrique Cardoso
Dependancy Theorist - turned to liberal policies of increasing dependence on glboal markets after elected president of Brazil
hegemonic stability theory
imbalanced power produces peace.
Differences between collective security and balance of power.
-agressive polices of a state rather than its policy
-alliances were not formed in advance
-designed to be global with no neutrals/free riders
sovereignty
legal supremecy within a given territory
Alliances
formal or informal arrangements that soverign states enter into with each other in order to ensure their mutual security.
Feudal System
human loyalites and political obligations are not fixed primarily by territorial boundries
i.e. West after Roman Empire
Cosmopolitans (Role of Morality)
see int'l politics not just as a scoeity of states but as a soceity of individuals.
Hegemon
preponderant power
Constructvists
criticize realism/liberalism for their inability to adequately expalin long -term change in politics. draw upon diffferne fields and disciplines to examine the processes by which leaders people and cultures alter their preferences, and learn new beahvior.
Kenneth Waltz / Rober Keohane
Neo-realist / Neo-liberal
developed models of states as rational actors constrained by the international system
Anarchic System of States
current system - relatively cohesive states, no higher government above them
extraterritoriality
exemption from local legal jurisidiction
Skeptics (Role of Morality)
moral categories have no meaining in international relations because there are no instruments to provide order. No sense of community.
state of nature
(Hobbes) a war of all against all because there is no higher ruler to enforce order.
State Moralist (Role of Morality)
international politics rests on a soceity of certain rules, although those rules are not always perfectly obeyed.
Process
refers to the patterns and types of interations among its units
Social Darwnism
the strong should prevail, thus short decisive wars won by the strong
realist
the central problem is war and the use of force, the central actors are states (Nixon/Kissinger)
Secularism
religion should be eliminated from public affairs.
Just War Doctrine
prohibits kililng of innocent civilians