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Week 1 Notes IS 2054
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Date Created: 08/22/16
Intro to World Politics (Lecture 1) Professor Thomas 8/22/16 Theories in social science: Perspectives (examples): o Liberalism, NeoRealism, NeoLiberalism, Marxism/World Systems, Feminist IR, and Constructivism International issues (examples): o Environmental issues, terrorism, nuclear proliferation, nationalism, poverty, development, hunger, mass political violence, human security, human rights, and humanitarian intervention Required text: Biohazard by Ken Alibex Lecture: Three Concepts: International Relations o Interaction between and amongst sovereign states Ex: trade, diplomacy, conflict o States: a monopoly on violence Some kind of political and governing body Recognizes legitimacy and by other states State = country o Sovereignty: made up sovereignty in order to avoid war, conflict, power, etc Respect territorial integrity; political, religious, and economic boundaries/freedom (nonintervention) o Decides own system of government o Doctrine of sovereignty has impacted politics and the world for the last 150 years; notion of legitimacy (external and internal legitimacy example below) External: recognition by other states Ex: Palestine (U.S. voted “No” for the sovereignty of Palestine) Internal: consent by the people; do they recognize or accept the state’s government as legitimate? Ex: Syria (civil rebellion, violence, etc) World Politics o Issues that play out on the world stage o Role of nonstate actors o Links back to international relations Globalization o Transnationalism o Interdependence o Supranationality and subnationalism o Hyperglobalists v skeptics (different viewpoints regarding globalization)
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