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Can perception be changed?

Can perception be changed?


School: Western Kentucky University
Department: Political Science
Course: US Foreign Policy
Professor: Soleiman kiasatpour
Term: Spring 2016
Tags: US Foreign Policy, political science, hook, LoA, DMT, Policy, and international relations
Cost: 25
Name: PS 357: US Foreign Policy Week 3/4 Notes
Description: Because of the snow day, I have bundled the notes from last week and the lecture this week together. These cover Chapters 3 and 4 of the Hook Textbook, as well as the lectures from class, including Levels of Analysis, Decision Making Processes and the beginning of Presidential Powers.
Uploaded: 02/19/2016
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Liberalism's Response

Can perception be changed?

State & Unitory actor -internal acbo shape atcomes inonstate actors do, too Rationality = Problematic! Military force I only or most important form of leverage

Crational rights al ways) Neoliberalismo


• Assumptions: - Actors: Self-interested & rational Maximizers - International regimes can facilitate cooperations

What is neoliberalism and its impact?

• dilemmas of common interest : Prisoner's Dilemma (both wont best autcome)

• dilemmas of common aversion : 2 cars at an intersection won't to onoid Collision

- Actors want mutual gains

There is unavoidable disconnect between rational action & real world

What is decision making in international relations?


- Ideas Matter - Powerlinstitutions not only considerable IR factors a de Don't forget about the age old question of What medications inhibit cox1/cox2? what are those medications used for?

• Soft faver" o anarchy defined by States

•WWI caused by Germany's Militarism/glorifying of war. Don't forget about the age old question of What are the relationships between people and the movement of populations?

• USSR downfall caused by "new thinking


Perception Changes i, ei tron+ nuclear Power 1970s: Us: Yay, that's good, we'll even help you get them 1980si Us: ehhhh.... on Today! Us. They cannot be trusted, Why do they need nukes?

Marxism (economic structuralism);

- The role of classes - imperialism (Conquoring states just for exponsion's soke) - rich and poor -Universalism We also discuss several other topics like What is a proposition in propositional logic?

Levels of Analysis. lex Plonatione I Domestak:

- look wlin States/societies for causes of war. -Regime type - Societal /cultural traits

- include political institutions interest groups, etc. 2. Interstate:

-focus: balance of Poiver (Power Transition Theory) - Deterrence Theory (Iron + Israel both have nukes, so neither use them,) t Arms races

• Alliances

3. Global: Don't forget about the age old question of How do you determine the proper arrangement of chromosomes in a karyotype?
Don't forget about the age old question of What were the confederate soldiers fighting for?

-Cyclical wars - long Cycles (Kondratieft) - economic Cycles -HST -globalization

Decision - Making Theory (OMT): a) Unit of analysis b. Perceptions:Key focus

Bureaucratic Politics:

• Tendency of DMS to allow conceptions of the national interest to be colored by their perceptions of what's good for their bureaucracy. olaw of Bureaucratic inertion. b. at rest stay & b. in motion stay. We also discuss several other topics like What refers population size and distribution?

Deasion Making Process attranslating national interest considerations into objectives b) determining international domestic Situational factors related to (C) analyzing capabilities for achieving results (d developing Strategy to reach goal




e undertaking requisite achon f) review of process to evaluate Success in reaching goals,

3 Models of decision-making A- Rational Actor Model: rationality maximize expected Utility

B-Organizational Process Modelle banded rationality e large ofganizational Units+ Standard Operating procedures (sop) : key

C- Bureaucratic Politics % Intensive bargaining among DM Onits

• 1 unit triumphs in DM Process or result is "mixed

Cubon Missile Crisis:

explanations by model:

• RAM; Focus on Strategic Choices made by both super powers

• OPM: focus on Sops

• BPM: focus on bargaining, among different DM Units

presidential powerse

Sfecific/ constitutionale

Head of state, - Commander-in-chief - Make international treaties

Veto power o appointments

o Judicial - nominale judges

Expansion of favere - Pres develop new roles + expond pave of office

Perspectives Charge: Dos-loost Powerful presz good, Tos-naw: distrusted and checked Pres has in herent and informal powers.

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