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POSC 458 , Week 2

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POSC 458 , Week 2 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 15 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 2 Levels of analysis:-  System/international level- look at the global environment and identify certain traits and use it to explain foreign behaviors ex- structural realism – structure is bipolar or multipolar in terms of probability of war  Anarchy-  Power distribution-  International norms-  Extent of dyadic(bilateral) polarity-  Sate/ sub-national level-diversionary theory of war  Regime type  Domestic economy  National identity  Bureaucratic politics  Public opinion  Interest group  Media effect  Individual & group level-image theory how individual leader’s traits influence  Images- perception you have of another country and the image you have of that country and how you act towards that country must align with it.  Operational codes-beliefs, if the leader has strong or more passive beliefs towards a country.  Personality traits-leaders personality  Analogical reasoning-Munich analogy- when they gave Hitler a little bit of Sudetenland and the European nations appeased him.  Group decision processes- analyzing group interaction with the country and the elite decision making groups of advisors.


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