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Intro to International Relations Week 1 Notes

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Intro to International Relations Week 1 Notes 32124

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PSCI 230X-01
Karen Adams
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PSCI 230X, Intro to International Relations, political science




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Date Created: 02/01/16
Week 1 Notes (International Relations) International Politics (Interstate Politics)  International Relations is a synonym  Politics can be any two people having a dyadic relation, political theory can be used to understand the relationship.  Narrow definition- relations among states; Broader definition- relations among states and other actors. International Political Actors  States- actor with sovereignty over an area, governmental body imposing, interpreting and enforcing laws. o Hierarchy over territory o UN has approx. 193 members  United Nations- Organization that has members that are generally states but not always, ex. Somalia still has a seat. (ISIS does not have a seat, however can be argued that it is a sovereign nation) o Within most territories, there is a hierarchal system rather than an anarchal system.  Hierarchy can have weaknesses, some systems are more effective than others.  The US specifically has weak aspects of the hierarchal system. o An effective state operates by being the only authority figure in a given territory, ex. Chinese (however Somalia is a contested area). o Sovereignty- being the actor that enforces the policy and ideology of a territory.  General rule- if you are recognized by another state, you are a state. o Countries- places on a map that may or may not be states o Nation- ethnic groups or civic groups of people who have a common identity o Ethnic Groups- common history, religion and traditions  US is a multinational state, however we have a civic American identity.  Country borders are often drawn to choose a specific ethnic group to rule, ex. Iran (multiethnic state).  Most states cover multiple nations. o Nation-state- ex. Japan, does not cover multiple nations  Non-state actors o Substate actors- ex. Navajo people, any ethnic group that resides within a certain territory. o Transnational actors- actors that cross state borders, work or operate past state boundaries  Multinational cooperations- have a home base where taxes are paid but operate in other state actors.  Churches, non-profits, etc.  International Governmental Organizations- states and members: World Bank, UN, NATO, NAFTA  Nongovernmental Organizations- Amnesty International, National Red- Cross, etc.  We have an international anarchy however some people think that IGOs could possibly create an international hierarchy. o Individuals: Jimmy Carter, Nelson Mandela, etc. International Political Outcomes  Conflict- difference of preferences, can manifest in many ways: war or diplomatic disagreement o The conflict spectrum: 1. Latent disagreement 2. Escalated diplomatically 3. Economic sanctions 4. Raids (limited war) 5. WWII 6. Total War  Cooperation- agreement to work together to achieve common preferences o The cooperation spectrum: 1. No cooperation (isolation autarky) 2. SADCC 3. NATO 4. UN 5. Total Cooperation Causes of International Political Outcomes  Theories- recurring events and patterns, can explain, predict and describe  Histories- very particular, very time dependent o Difference between political scientists and historians  IR Theories- why things happen (Realism and Idealism) o Levels of analysis  Individual- certain kinds, certain similarities, ex. human nature  State- certain kinds are more likely to be belligerent or peaceful, nature of hierarchy effects national level.  International- context of international government  Global- interests that global leaders share, common goals, ex. climate change, technology, communication, etc.


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