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Intro to World Politics
Courtney Thomas
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Politics, history, International, Studies




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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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