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POL 1080 8.30.16

by: Melanie Basinger

POL 1080 8.30.16 POL 1080

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Class notes from August 30th.
Introduction to International Relations
Ivan Ivanov
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political science, Interational, international relations
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Melanie Basinger on Thursday September 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to POL 1080 at University of Cincinnati taught by Ivan Ivanov in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Introduction to International Relations in Political Science at University of Cincinnati.

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Date Created: 09/08/16
Introduction to International Relations 8.30.16 Ontology: study of existence Epistemology: theory of knowledge Logic: reasoning or reason behind something Causation vs. Correlation: one event causing another, two events occurring at the same time Methodology: form or procedure LEVELS OF ANALYSIS LEVEL INDIVIDUAL DOMESTIC STRUCTURAL (STATE)  Power  Economic  Anarchy VARIABLES  Human Nature System  Balance of Power  Culture  Education (Literacy Level)  Political Systems**  Ideology  Presidents  Alliances EXAMPLES  Kim Jong Un  United Nations  Bill Gates  League of Nations  Adolf Hitler  Cold War (Most  WW1 or WW2 EVENTS (WW2) likely caused by (Balance of  JFK (Cuban a difference in Power) Missile Crisis) Ideology: Capitalist Democracy vs. Communism The Structural Level may be the most important? Many realists think that the structural level is the only level that plays a role or is the only level that really matters Foreign – Policy is often included as a level but it doesn’t necessarily have to be Every level matters All variables, examples, and events are debatable but this is most likely how scholars will discuss these things as relating to International Relations or Political Science ** Political Systems may be the most important variable in the Domestic/State level of analysis


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