INTRO TO INTL REL
INTRO TO INTL REL INTL 3200
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Study guide Week 11 March 18 Monday Bruce Hoffman What Is Terrorism pp 186196 AampJ 0 Identify a speci c word that terrorist organizations try to avoid using 0 What type of images do they seek to evoke p 187PowerPoint slideslecture o Is terrorism political or apolitical in aims and motives o How can we define terrorism e g p 196 amp slides March 20 Wednesday Robert A Page The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism pp 214232 AampJ 0 Understand the ve principal ndings presented by Pape p 2156 0 Distinguish suicide terrorism from demonstrative and destructive terrorism p 2178 0 Does suicide terrorism always achieve ambitious goals Think of the limits of suicide terrorism p 22930 March 22 Friday Barry R Posen NuclearArmed Iran A Dif cult but Not Impossible Policy Problem pp24225 8 AampJ o Posen s main argument eg p 2423 or slides 0 Why is it improbable that a particularly strong international sanctions regime can be organized against Iran p 243 or slides o Iran s neighbors e g Israel Egypt Saudi Arabia and Turkey have three policy options to ensure themselves against a nucleararmed Iran What are they p 25 4 or slides Week 12 March 25 Mon Alexander B Downes To the Shores of Tripoli Regime Change and Its Consequences pp 429436 AampJ o What is the logic of regime change What is the underlying commonality of regime change p 4323 or slides o Regime change can generate civil wars in three distinct ways p 4334 or slides What are these three ways and their logical explanations o What are the two circumstances in which democratic interveners have succeeded in promoting democracy when they have tried to do so p 435 or slides o Downes s conclusion about regime change p 4356 or slides March 27 Wed Michael Barnett and Jack Snyder The Grand Strategies of Humanitarianism pp 422429 AampJ o The basic characteristics of the four strategies p 4237 or slides March 29 Friday Robert Jackson Intemational Engagement in WarTom Countries Global Governance 10 2004 pp 2136 eLC o What sort of purposes does the international administration of wartom countries have What are their characteristics e g p 278 or slides o What are the three takeaway points in the concluding section p 334 or slides eg how long does international society occupy the wartom territories Study guide Week 13 April 1 Mon Robert Gilpin The Nature of Political Economy pp 265281 AampJ 0 Politics and economics what kind of relationship eg p 266 or slides what is his View of the relationship 0 Check Table l p 269 or slides of course 0 Mercantilism and relative gains p 2745 or slides April 3 Wed Michael J HiscoX The Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policies pp 282291 AampJ o What kind of analysis do we have to conduct in order to understand the domestic origins of foreign economic policies p 2823 or slides o If trade makes all states better off and maximizes world welfare why is it a particular source of controversy p 2834 or slides April 5 Friday Bruce R Scott The Great Divide in the Global Village pp292304 AampJ o What is a key cause of economic inequality p 292 or slides o What kind of approach would be desirable for poor countries to narrow the income gap between them and the rich countries p 2923 p 3034 or slides 0 Why have policymakers failed to recognize and address the widening gap between rich and poor nations p 293 or slides Week 14 April 8 Mon Pankaj Ghemawat Why the World Isn t Flat pp 321327 AampJ o The 10 Percent Presumption p 3223 0 Why does Ghemawat say the world is not at eg p 3212 p 3257 or slides Moises Naim What Globalization Is and Is not pp 327332 AampJ o Slides April 10 Wed Kenneth N Waltz Globalization and Governance pp523 5 34 AampJ o Slides 0 The difference between an interdependent and an integrated world p 531 or slides April 12 Friday John lkenberg The Future of the Liberal World Order pp535543 AampJ o Slides 0 What are two orderbuilding projects p 5379 0 Why does Ikenberry argue that although the United States position in the global system is changing the liberal intemational order is alive and well e g p 536 0 An alternative illiberal order p 5402 or slides mm d indep What are the rst second and third images 39 Eg WaltZ s piece EXplaining War The Levels of Analysis for this week Week 2 o Waltz structural realism The Anarchical Structure of World Politics 0 ie structural or neorealism 0 Some slides you might want to focus to check your understanding o Morgenthau classical realism Six Principles of Political Realism pp 1422 AampJ o What are the basic assumptions of realism according to your instructor Slide 2 Jan 14 o What are Morgenthau s 6 principles of political realism Don t try to memorize but just logically understand them 0 Just check the slide Classical Realism Wrapup Do they make sense to you 0 John J Mearsheimer Structural Realism o What are differences between offensive and defensive realists see Slides 6 and 7 0 Can China rise peacefully What are the different positions between offensive and defensive realists explained by Mearsheimer Week 3 Stephen M Walt Alliances Balancing and Bandwagoning o What is the difference between balancing and bandwagoning o Capabilitybased argument vs Walt s balance of threat theory 0 Balancing expected but bandwagoning a possibility o 1 Strong versus Weak States o 2 The Availability of Allies o 3 Peace and War Bruce Russett Liberalism o What are the key liberal Kantian variables Do they look different from analytical focuses of realism 0 Three Kantian Constraints 0 Are democracies peaceful in general 0 What are dyadic and monadic perspectives Week 4 Michael W Doyle Classical liberalism Kant Liberal Legacies and Foreign Affairs 0 Q Why peaceful attitudes only appear to be effective in relations with other liberals p 115 0 According to Doyle classical liberalism what are the three liberal forces 0 Read the nal slide of the day titled T award Democratic Peace 4 0 Does the passage below make sense to you I Alliances of purely mutual strategic interest among liberal and nonliberal states have been broken economic ties between liberal and nonliberal states have proven fragile but the political bond of liberal rights and interests has proven a remarkably firm foundation for mutual nonaggression A separate peace exists among liberal states p 118 Joseph S Nye Ir Interdependence and Power 0 Bene ts of interdependence 0 Difference betweenzerosum positivesum and negativesum 0 Costs of interdependence 0 Sensitivity o Vulnerability 0 Symmetry of interdependence 0 Symmetry o Asymmetry I According to Nye Interdependence and Power which is more common in international politics 0 Realism vs Complex Interdependence Robert Keohane neoliberal institutionalism Cooperation and International Regimes 0 Overall theme main Q how do patterns of ruleguided policy coordination emerge maintain themselves and decay in world politics 0 What s the difference between harmony and cooperation 0 Difference between harmony cooperation and discord 0 De nition of international regime according to Keohane neoliberal institutionalism o Selfhelp and intemational regimes Week 5 Kenneth A Oye The Conditions for Cooperation in World Politics 0 Focus only Prisoner s dilemma 0 Think why do we call it dilemma 0 Think why iterated versions of the prisoner s dilemma increase the likelihood of cooperation between players 0 Think why cooperation becomes more dif cult as the number of players increases Robert Keohane neoliberal institutionalism International Institutions Can Interdependence Work 0 What is Keohane s institutionalism or what we call neoliberal institutionalism o What are some of its characteristics 0 Democratic de cit Kenneth Waltz structural realism Structural Realism After the Cold War 0 Changes of the system amp Changes in the system what do they mean 0 According to Waltz structural realism what is the transformation of international politics 0 What s WaltZ s structural realism take on the democratic peace interdependence and intemational institutions Week 6 Alexander Wendt constructivism Anarchy Is What States lVIake of It 0 What his take on anarchy and its effect 0 How does he think about identity and interests 0 Predatory argument and his take on it 0 Know characteristicsfeatures of constructivism especially in comparison with realism and liberalism 0 Sample Q Which of the following statementsarguments is supported by constructivists such as Alexander Wendt Martha Finnemore constructivism norms Constructing Norms of Humanitarian Intervention 0 According to Martha Finnemore what is the difference between military intervention and humanitarian intervention see the slides o What are the conventional perspectives of humanitarian intervention 0 Realism o Neoliberals 0 Classical liberals 0 According to Finnemore constructivism norms why norms are important 0 According to Finnemore constructivism norms what makes humanitarian interventions more legitimate 0 According to Finnemoreconstructivism norms what are some of the differences between the 19th century interventions and recent mostly postCold War interventions Ian Hurd Legitimacy in International Politics 0 What motivates states to follow international norms rules and commitments 0 According to Ian Hurd Legitimacy in International Politics why does legitimacy matter David C Kang Hierarchy and Hegemony in International Politics 0 What are some of the differences between the Westphalian state system and the East Asian Tribute system eg In terms of formal and informal equality o Hegemony and stability 0 What are some overarching themes concerning the East Asian system Week 7 Robert Jervis Leading Power Peace 0 What does Jervis suggest when he claims that social constructivism mistakes effect for cause p 3 8 1 o What is J ervis s main argument about the relationship of the members of the security community 0 What is J ervis s explanation of the development and maintenance of the Community 0 Do you understand his synthetic and interactive explanation I What are the components of the explanation o The Community amp uncoerced peace Robert Art Fungibility of Force 0 Fungibility i suf ciency 0 Low fungibility i insuf ciency 0 Q What are the paths through which military power can in uence events in other domains 0 l SpillOver Effects Prerequisite deliberate or byproduct incidental o 2 Linkage Politics I Functional causal effects automatic I Artificial deliberate connection Joseph S Nye Jr Soft Power esp 166171 0 What is soft power according to Nye Soft Power 0 Can you distinguish it from other hngible powers Week 8 James D Fearon 1995 Rationalist Explanations for War 0 What is the puzzle for David Fearon Rationalist Explanation for War war is inef cient expost p 58 What does this mean 0 The central question then is what prevents states in a dispute from reaching an ex ante agreement that avoids the costs they know will be paid ex post if they go to war p 58 0 Focus 0 1 War Due to Private Information amp Incentives to Misrepresent p 5 861 I Q ask what would prevent states led by rational leaders from sharing private information p 59 o Incentives to misrepresent in bargaining why 0 2 War as a Consequence of Commitment Problems p 6163 I Even if there is not private information war sometimes happens What is this second rationalist argument Dina Badie Groupthink Iraq and the War on Terror Explaining US Policy Shift toward Iraq 0 What are symptoms of groupthink 0 Can you distinguish such symptoms from other decisionmaking mechanism e g rationalist explanations o Badie groupthink article mentions that a groupthink framework is often criticized because some scholars retroactively apply groupthink to any foreign policy fiasco p 280 What does this retroactive application of groupthink mean p 280 o What is her major argument 0 In what ways is groupthink useful for her analysis Stephen Walt International Relations One World Many Theories