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Political Science 41A Intro to International Relations Week One Notes

by: Joyce Nguy

Political Science 41A Intro to International Relations Week One Notes Pol Sci 41A

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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Joyce Nguy on Saturday January 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Pol Sci 41A at University of California - Irvine taught by HARDT, H in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 60 views. For similar materials see INTRO INTL RELATNS in Political Science at University of California - Irvine.


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Date Created: 01/23/16
1/5/16    Intro to International Relations     1. office hours ­ 9:30­11:00 on tuesdays   2. rm 669 for TA alex   3. who cares?   a. state=country   4. where to find material   a. shared google drive   b. eee ­ quizzes  5. F­288 scantron  6. quizzes available two days before, due at noon on the day on syllabus     1/7/16    Lecture Two   Intro to Global Politics   Ch 1     1. key terms   a. state   i. legal territorial entity composed of a stable population and gov; possesses  a monopoly over legitimate use of force; its sovereignty is recognized by  other states in the international system   ii. this is not the only system that’s ever existed   b. international   i. state to state and back  ii. interactions that are happening among at least three states  iii. UN ­ international organization ­ because it comprises states  c. transnational   i. individuals/groups in a state to individuals/groups in a state  ii. flow of immigrants  iii. transnational crime ­ drug trafficking across the border   d. global   i. everywhere   ii. ex: climate change   e. non governmental org (NGOs) ­international non­profit, international org ­  comprised of states  2. what? international issues   a. security   i. terrorism  ii. immigration  b. economy  i. international monetary fund  c. development  d. human rights  e. environment   f. culture  3. who matters? international actors   a. everyone matters  b. but…  i. the citizen ­ the member of the state. STATES REALLY MATTER I  GLOBAL POLITICS   ii. the state  iii. international organization   iv. NGOs   v. transnational social movements   4. how? levels of analysis   a. descriptive tool so we can identify who matters  b. individual or human dimension inside domestic sources inside systemic factors  inside global factors   i. ex: cellphone production   1. individual or human dimension  ­ decision making processes of  people  a. factory workers  b. consumers   c. distributors   d. designer of product  e. miner  2. domestic sources ­ state, effects of political institutions, national  history, national interests  a. state regulations  b. labor laws  3. systemic factors ­ anarchic (absence of gov in the entire world)  international system and how states cope with this perceived  condition  a. international labor organizations   b. multinational corporations   4. global factors ­ factors transcending these levels  a. environmental ­ pollution from factories   5. IR theories   a. define theory   i. set of assumptions that are used to explain a particular international  phenomenon   1. ex: production of an apple phone   2. decision for US to intervene in iraq   b. but who cares?   i. (aka why are theories useful in IR?) 


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