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PSC124 - 9/23 & 9/26

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PSC124 - 9/23 & 9/26 PSC 124 - M200

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Both Week 4 recitation and Week 5 Monday Lecture.
International Relations
Professor A. Klotz
Class Notes
PSC124, PSC, 124, International, relations, InternationalRelations
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Cara-Liesel Ransom on Friday September 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSC 124 - M200 at Syracuse University taught by Professor A. Klotz in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 50 views.

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Date Created: 09/30/16
Thursday 9/23 –recitation 1. Anarchy with rules 2. Non-state actors 3. Economic power 4. Reason ~Important Concepts~ - Interdependence states relying on each other - Institutions means there are rules ~Two Theories~ - International regimes - Democratic peace: democracies don’t fight democracies RealismvLiberalism 1. Self-help v Self-enforcing 2. States vNon-state actors 3. Balanceofpower v IR Regimes 4. Capabilities vresources 5. Rationalityv Reason Regimes not controlled by states:UN or EU Monday 9/26/16 – lecture Marxism: Assumptions &Applications *theseare analyticalperspectives* Today’s Agenda 1. Core Assumptions a. Hierarchy b. Non-State Actors c. Economic Power d. Rationality 2. Key Concepts a. Capitalism b. Imperialism: China a new imperial? 3. Applications a. U.S. Military-Industrial Complex b. China: Market- Leninism Marxists believe that states havea lesserrolethan even liberals.Thecorporate interest are more dominant. Class Conflict 1) Hierarchy a. Wealthy v Power b. North –South divide. Isn’t exactlygeographic. Theidea is that there are particular coalitions that there are more well-developed countries that kind of make the rules of the game. 2) Non-State Actors a. Capitalists/bourgeoisie b. Workers and peasants c. In the Marxist aspectwe categorize people by economic status 3) Economic Power a. Pursuit of profit b. States as instruments: govts.Becomes instruments of world power. The 1% is controlling. 4) Rationality a. Class basedinterests b. “falseconsciousness” Capitalism&IR (need for resources causes states tobecome imperialists) 1) parts of it is through trade 2) expansion/pursuit of resources a. i.e.Chinas need for coal.They expand beyond their borders. Some argue expanding causes more strict foreign policies. Imperialism & IR 1) a response to Britain’s expansionfor power. Capitalismis the“National Interest” Military-Industrial Complex 1) The U.S. economy is fullybasedon the U.S. expenditures. Theseexpenditures are driving the economy. From a Marxist perspective it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. Everyone depends on the military expenditures. Class inElections 1) Bernie and Foreign Policy 2) Tackleour dependence on oil 3) Problems in corporate power 4) Bernie is againsttheimportance of the 1% Inherent Limitations 1) “Market Leninism” 2) Lenin was focused on the proletariat 3) Mao was focused on country-side peasants. ~Review~  Liberals havea positiveview on capitalism  Marxists have a negative view on capitalism Major Claims 1. Economic Inequality 2. Class Conflict 3. States as Instruments a. Compare to Realismand Liberalism 4. Applications a. Imperialism – past& present b. National Interest- U.S. &China 5.


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