POSC 458, Week 3
POSC 458, Week 3 POSC 458
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Date Created: 02/12/16
Slide 3:- IR Theories on a system level:- Ex- National intelligence council Anarchy:- there is an inconsistency in our world today. There is no rule maker or enforcer. Consequences of anarchy: Security dilemma – relative power is critical Cooperation is difficult (PD) States use their sovereign rights to maximize their security via power building “trust but verify” – Kennedy Note* in an anarchy, sovereignty is much more important. Power:- the capacity of a country to pursue strategic goals through purposeful action External:- only powerful countries have the power to promote there ideology internationally and convince international community to take up the issue as well. Internal:- using natural resources and converting it into something that is more tangible in the 21 century. Tangible: more concrete and measurable System polarity:- Bipolarity– explained by deterrence- less uncertainty Multi polarity- more likely to start a war due to miscalculations- more uncertainty nd Uni-polarity: -hegemon- most powerful, global power- 2 class, PT Theory- power transition theory, hegemon has the willingness to enforce rules.
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