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Introduction to World Politics, week 1 notes

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Introduction to World Politics, week 1 notes IRN 2002-008

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These notes simply cover everything discussed in class and everything Mrs. Shockley said in class not covered in the powerpoint.
Introduction to World Politics
Kristin A. Shockley
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Date Created: 08/27/16
Introduction to world politics Chapter 1-studying international relations and world politics  World politics is all global and how we are all affected.  International relations is saying how the world works, how states interact with other states. Focuses on states interacting with other states, war, military, and power. (states meaning countries). More narrow view.  We associate the term international relations with the realest perspective  World politics casts a wider net, says if you want to know how the world works you need to look at other actors beyond states(such as individuals, terrorist, issues of education, issue of human rights, etc.). World politics casts a wider net.  Course will be viewed with five different world views (known as paradigm).  Paradigm simplifies views on how the world works.  Realism Paradigm  Realism is still the dominant way of thinking of how the world works. (the scholars)  Although it is dominant other paradigms are gaining  They believe the key actors are states. They focus on states.  Realist see the world by believing States seeking power and states pursuing their national interests(role of military capability)  View the world by inherently conflictual.  Two main categories of realists o Human nature realists-dominant in 1930’s -1970’s, they agree the states seek power and pursue national answer because of human natuth, because humans are inherently selfish. Thomas Hobbs 17 century British political theorist, He wrote during the civil war. He viewed human nature as human being inherently selfish and pursuing their own desires or passions, Thomas Hobbs thought the state of nature thought it was chaos one of anarchy or war. o Structural realist began writing in the 1970s say yes states seek power and yes states seek power but because of structure in the international system. The structure of the realist is one of anarchy(lack of affective world governance). They argue that the states within the international system act within. Don’t see for peace and change, they don’t think states want power and think there’s no guarantee in relating with other countries(national interest). So Inevitably war.  State sovereignty, for realist sovereignty matters to states. (sovereignty is the ability of states to do what they want when they want to or for their people within a designated territory without interference.)realist don’t think states are willing to give that up but other paradigms do. This making cooperation more difficult therefor having anarchy still there  Realist believe states to be rational actors. When states make decisions they do it rationally, going to choose the best option and in their best interest. Are strongly associated and emphasize rational actors. Unitary actors, realist argue that you can understand state behavior without looking inside the state. realist emphasize the international system of analysis, when they want to understand all you need to understand the international system level.  These paradigm are going to Differ by: o 1. who the key actors are o 2. How they see the world (inherently conflictual or do they see the world potentially peaceful or cooperative) o 3. What they think are the main challenges facing the international system o 4. The solution to challenges.


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