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PSC 231 Study Guide

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Intro to Int'l Relations
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Stephanie Smith on Tuesday August 16, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PSC 231 at University of Nevada - Las Vegas taught by John Tuman in Summer 2016. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Intro to Int'l Relations in Political Science at University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

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Date Created: 08/16/16
231 Final Review What are the foundations of international law? In addition, discuss the structure and function of the World Court. Are non-state actors involved in promoting international human rights? If so, provide examples. Contrast different types of war, and discuss examples of different IR theories of war. What are conflicts of ideas? In what ways do conflicts of ideas differ from conflicts of interest? Analyzed international efforts to control weapons of mass destruction. Discuss examples of weapons of mass destruction. In addition, analyze and discus various treaties and conventions on weapons of mass destruction. Discuss examples of policy tools that states use to promote open nest (free trade) or protectionism in the area of international trade. What do the perspectives of economic liberalism and mercantilism suggest about free trade? Also, note some of the recent trends in international trade, with a focus on tariffs, regionalism, and the significance of China in global trade. Discuss the role of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in shaping multilateral cooperation over trade. What were some of the problems with the predecessor of the WTO, the GATT? What is the structure of the WTO? What are the underlying principles of the WTO? Discuss some of the issues that arose during the recent Doha round of negotiations. What role do the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank play in international monetary and financial relations? What are some of the controversies associated with structural adjustment loans provided by the IMF? Compare and contrast different types of exchange rate regimes, including a fixed-rate, floating and managed float regime. Analyze the 1982 debt crisis in Latin America. Why did governments have difficulty servicing their debt? How did lenders, debtors and the IMF work to solve the crisis? Compare the 1982 debt crisis with more recent crises discussed in the readings or lecture. Discuss recent trends in foreign direct investment in the developed world and in developing areas. Analyze the factors that motivate multinational firms to engage in FDI. In addition, discuss some of the political and economic factors that may influence a firm to select a host (recipient) country for FDI. Note the possible benefits and costs of FDI, particularly in developing areas. Examine the recent experience of developing countries. Discuss trends in foreign aid flows, and what the research suggests about (a) why donor states give foreign aid, and (b) the effects of foreign aid. Discuss some the challenges in the area of global health governance, with a focus on population and disease. In addition, what are some of the international environmental and health challenges facing states?


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