INTL3200: Into to International Relations - Study Guide
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INTL 3200 Introduction to International Relations Fall 2014 Dr Maryann E Gallagher Studv Guide Midterm Exam This is a guideline to help you prepare for your exam any information from assigned readings andor class discussions is fair game The exam will likely consist of several multiple choice fill intheblank and short answer 23 sentence questions along with a short essay I suggest you study with other people in the class The list below consists of concepts and related terms that come directly from your readingsand or class lectures You should be able to explain their relevance to International Relations and feel comfortable using them in an essay 0 Collective Action Problems collective goods and ways to overcome collective action problems 0 Levels of Analysis System State Individual 0 State vs Nation 0 Nonstate Actors IGOs NGOs MNCs substate actors 0 Global North Global South 0 Globalization 0 Realismneorealism vs Liberalismneoliberalism vs Constructivism Be able to give examples applying theories 0 Anarchy 0 Sovereignty Peace of Westphalia recognition of states 0 Difference feminism vs Liberal Feminism vs Postmodern feminism 0 Security Dilemma arms race spiral model of war 0 Balance of Power great powers Unipolar vs Bipolar vs Multipolar power transition theory Hegemony hegemonic stability theory 0 Power capabilities resolve will soft power 0 Geopolitics 0 Deterrence vs compellence 0 Rational Choice assumptions Prisoner s Dilemma 0 International Regime Nonproliferation Regime including NPT ABM CTBT 0 Alliances extended deterrence NATO 0 Collective Security 0 Kantian Triangle Kantian Peace 0 Democratic Peace 0 Cold War 0 Cuban Missile Crisis 0 Graham Allison s 3 models Rational Actor Model I Organizational Process Model II Bureaucratic Politics Model III 0 Domestic influences on Foreign Policy turf wars among bureaucratic agencies interest groups public opinion rally round the ag 0 Leaders and decisionmaking Prospect theory cognitive dissonance historical analogies misperception ingroupoutgroup bias personality groupthink see GampP pp 129135 INTL 3200 Introduction to International Relations Fall 2014 Dr Maryann E Gallagher Bargaining Model of War incomplete information credible commitment problems indivisibility of territory Huntington s Clash of Civilizations and critiques of the argument Total war vs limited war Intrastate war civil war Nationalism self determination Secessionist movements Irredentism Territorial Waters Mutually Assured Destruction MAD nuclear deterrence second strike capabilities Strategic Defense Initiative Counterinsurgency Power projection Land mines Revolution in Military Affairs Drones costs and benefits Authorization for the Use of Military Force 91801 Terrorism objectives audiences strategic logic of suicide terrorism Coup d etat WMD nuclear weapons chemical weapons biological weapons Cyber security Human Security The following questions should help you to think about the connections between the terms listed above 1 One of the motivating questions of international relations is why do states go to war Using a levels of analysis approach provide various explanations for why states go to war with each other The Bargaining Model of War was developed out of the neoliberal tradition which argues that international institutions are important for improving relations among states by providing information bringing states into repeated interaction with each other making them interdependent and establishing enforcement mechanisms for agreements Explain why according to the model bargaining breaks down and war happens Despite scholars treating states as unitary actors there are many moving pieces within the black box of a state Use Allison s models of decision making during the Cuban Missile crisis to demonstrate how the unitary actor assumption is false and give an example of how the organization and bureaucratic politics models could be used to help use gain deeper insight into a current foreign policy crisis that is pick a current foreign policy crisis and explain how we might understand decisionmaking in response to the crisis differently if we used Models II and III Is China a threat to US hegemony Present a realist and liberal perspective on this issue While realism and liberalism the dominant theories of international relations are state centric approaches scholars have begun to give significant attention to the power of non state actors Discuss some examples of nonstate actors and how they are eroding state power INTL 3200 Introduction to International Relations Fall 2014 Dr Maryann E Gallagher 6 Policy makers relied on nuclear deterrence to prevent the US and Soviet Union from going to War with each other during the Cold War Explain what nuclear deterrence is how it Was maintained and Whether it is relevant to international relations today
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