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International Relations STUDY GUIDE for MIDTERM 1

by: Nicole Goodfliesh

International Relations STUDY GUIDE for MIDTERM 1 POL S 203

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This 4 page Study Guide was uploaded by Nicole Goodfliesh on Tuesday January 27, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to POL S 203 at University of Washington taught by Caporaso in Winter2015. Since its upload, it has received 115 views. For similar materials see Intro to International Relations in Political Science at University of Washington.

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Date Created: 01/27/15
STU DY GUIDE TERMS Review of Terms First Week POL S 203 UW Winter 2015 anarchy Absence of central rule leads to lack of trust and potential conflict sovereignty The condition of a state having control and authority over its territory and being free from any higher level authority It is related to but distinct from the condition of a government being free from any external political constraints legal monopoly of violence The state has the authority to punish its citizens and control who has weapons The US is an exception constitutional amendment on the right to bare arms State A legal territorial entity composed of a stable population and government it possesses a monopoly over the legitimate use of force it s sovereignty is recognized by other states in the international system the nationstate system Has all the characteristics of a nation as well as a state nationalism The idea that the world is divided into nations and these nations provide the overriding focus of political identity and loyalty that in turn demands national selfdetermination liberalism A theory that argues for human rights parliamentary democracy and free trade while also maintaining that all such goals must begin within a state realism A theory that analyzes all international relations as the relation of states engaged in the pursuit of power Realists see the international system as anarchic or without a common power and they believe conflict is endemic in the international system bipolarity Two major powers ex Cold war era Multipolarity 3 major powers Pre ww1 Unipolarity One major power now US power The ability of A to make B do POL S 203 UW Winter 2015 something that B would not otherwise do distribution of power There are three types Unipolar Bipolar and Multipolar Review of Terms Second Week Na ons A community of people who share a common sense of identity which can be derived from language culture or ethnicity this community may be a minority within a country or live in multiple countries National Stereotypes The enemy of my enemy is my friend Munich Analogy appeasement 1938 Argues against appeasement Based on when they gave Hitler the Sudetenland hoping he wouldn t want more then he invaded Poland Do not appease a revisionist doesn t believe in the boundaries setdictator Diaspora Movement of a population from its homeland Can cause conflict because they can then want to start their own nation Unitary Rational Actor The main assumption of realism Based upon preferences the actor is able to collect and analyze info and come up with the most efficient way possible to get their preference minimize their losses maximizing their gains Assumes that they do it in their own best interest Irredentism or irredentist movement When a group tries to annex territory of another country on ethnichistorical background National Self determinations When nations are determined to be at the top they will do anything to get there Vietnam and quagmire image They thought it would be a quick fight but it took a lot more time and resources than expected Ingroups and outgroups The feeling that you must be against the people who are not POL S 203 UW Winter 2015 in your nation Citizens A legal subject of a state either born into or legalized Sunk Cost Fallacy We can t lose what we have already lost so we need to keep going at it until it s successful How investors act 9 Somebody offers you free tickets to something but you already have tickets to something else so you have to go to that because you already spent money on the tickets Rubicon Fallacy Die has been cast there is no going back It is a metaphor for deliberately passing the point of no return Stems from Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon River to seize power of the Roman Republic Review of Terms Third week Systemic Level of Analysis Examines state behavior by looking at the international systems Warsaw Treaty Organization Political and Military alliance between Soviet Union and a few Eastern European countries It was a counter balance to NATO 1955 North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO Collective security alliance between the US Canada and Western European nations 1949 Council of Mutual Economic Assistance Economic organization under the Soviet Union European Economic community EEC Economic integration in Europe the Long Peacequot Period following the end of WW2 There was an absence of wars between major powers Cold War Integration Race Main organizations AR Arms Race IRintegration race West NATOAR EEC IR USSR WTOAR COMECONCMEA IR POL S 203 UW Winter 2015 Arms Race defense organizations that were building up arms that had defense treaties with each other and they were aiming for collective securty Absence of Peripheries Some leaders do not recognize borders and this causes conflict why we will soon miss the Cold War The time of the cold war was a very stable international order with two powers the US and the Soviet union There was no major wars going on The Thucydides Trap When a rising power instills fear in an established power which leads to war Does not predict who will win the war but who will m it Ancient Example Athens vs Sparta Modern Example China vs the US


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