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POSC 458, Week 1

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POSC 458, Week 1 POSC 458

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International Political Analysis
Dr. Yang
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Hewan Ft on Friday February 12, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to POSC 458 at James Madison University taught by Dr. Yang in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see International Political Analysis in Political Science at James Madison University.


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Date Created: 02/12/16
Slide Notes 1 Theory: tries to explain the (y) dependent variable Diversion theory:- a country with bad domestic economy, has more non-peaceful approach to foreign relations ) 4 utility (steve knots)– - Diagnosis- theories can help us define the nature of the problem and to understand the kind of problems we face and diagnose it. Ex. Why north Korea declared a successful h-bomb test? - Prediction- tell us the cause of 2 problems and can be used to forecast the future, main theory would be modernization theory- as a countries economy starts to grow, people will want to move towards democratization as the people would want more liberalization. - Prescription:- knowing that both sides have the ability to strike back, nuclear deterrence-Mutually Assured Destruction. - Engagement – containment policy (more coercive) and engagement- trying to include the enemy and by doing so can benefit the country and they will be more willing to change. Democratic promotion - - idea of democratic peace- democracies doesn’t fight each other.


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