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What are the key differences and similarities between bargaining and c

What are the key differences and similarities between bargaining and c

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What are the key differences and similarities between bargaining and cooperation?



1. What do the following terms mean in the context of IR: anarchy, actors, international system, survival, security, and material capabilities.

Define the terms in relation to IR, give examples. Should be a long answer. Anarchy 

Actors 

International System: 

Survival 

Security 

Material Capabilities 

2. What are the key differences and similarities between bargaining and cooperation? Use examples of both in your answer.

Define each, name difference, give examples 

Bargaining: zero sum 

Cooperation: No one loses 


How are coordination and collaboration different?



Loss v Gain 

Land Disputes (bargaining) 

Alliances//Trade (cooperation) 

3. In which way did WWII shape international politics for the next 45 years? Would you characterize this period as turbulent or peaceful, and why?

Cold war, nuclear war, proxy wars, Pick between peaceful or turbulent. Make an argument for why If you want to learn more check out What are the types of cellular transport?

4. Discuss some of the key assumptions IR scholars use to theorize about the world Define the key assumptions 

Realism, liberalism, constructivism 

5. How are coordination and collaboration different? Which kinds of situations do they explain? Use examples where appropriate. If you want to learn more check out What is the difference between adp and atp as phosphate groups?
We also discuss several other topics like How can one compute for glucose?

Define both, name differences, name a stiuation that EACH explains, define examples 6. Design and discuss the Prisoner’s Dilemma. Why is it considered to be a key theoretical construct to the study of IR?


What do we refer to by the term “institutions”?



Exaplain format of PD and how it works, what it is used for and why it is used in IR. Talk about nash equilibrium 

7. How do collective action problems exacerbate coordination and/or collaboration issues between actors in the international system?

Define what collective action problems are and state how the exacerbation coordination and collaboration respectively 

8. What do we refer to by the term “institutions”? What are the goals of institutions and how do they achieve those?

IR definition of institutions and give an example. State and explain goals and how each are achieved 

9. What is the operational definition of war? Is it perfect? If not, why?

Give definition, decide whether it is perfect or not and make argument for why you pick that answer

10. Discuss the major correlates of interstate war. Why states do fight each other? Define interstate war, state major correlates, state and explain why states fight each other (neighbors, land etc) 

11. What is bargaining? How do states attempt to influence bargaining outcomes? Straight forward. Define bargaining and how states use it to their advantage 12. Discuss the differences between compellence and deterrence. What are some of the benefits and downsides to each strategy. If you want to learn more check out What are the police misconducts identified by ellwyn stoddard?

Define compellence and deterrence, state differences and name benefits//downsides to each respectively 

13. In this class we have devoted significant time discussing the role of information on international interactions. Why is information so important to decisions of actors in the system? 14. Discuss and explain the concepts of “credibility” and “reputation.”

Define credibility and reputation then explain each concepts 

15. What is the democratic peace? If indeed true, what are some of its prescriptions for policymakers? Any downsides to acting based on those?

16. Discuss the concepts of “diversionary politics” and the “rally around the flag effect.” Are they beneficial to leaders? Why are they not being used more frequently? Don't forget about the age old question of How is eversion performed?

Define and explain each and whether or not (respectively) theyre beneficial to leaders. State why they are not used more frequently (explain in depth not just a sentence) 17. What are alliances and how may they explain the presence or absence of international conflict?

Define alliances, give examples and situations in which they have been used. Then explain how they explain the presence or absence of int’ conflict and why you think that 18. Discuss the notion of “collective security organizations.” Offer examples and elaborate on their usefulness (or lack thereof). If you want to learn more check out How price floors affect market outcome?

19. Why has North Korea been adamant in acquiring nuclear capabilities? What should our policy be towards N. Korea? Offer your opinion by forming a comprehensive and consistent argument that incorporates everything you learned so far.

Critical thinking response 

20. Russia is argued to be a major geopolitical threat to the interests of the US. Why? How can we explain and understand its recent aggressive behavior? What would your suggestions be regarding curbing future revisionary actions triggered by Russia?

Critical Thinking response

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