International Relations (GT
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POLS 232 8232011 0 International Politics 0 War and Diplomacy 0 Trade Finance and Economics 0 International Institutions and International Law 0 Human Rights and Global Society 0 Key Movements in World History 0 Ontology 0 Study of what something is or what something is comprised of 0 International Politics 0 Actors I Moving Parts 0 Structure and Environment 0 Process I Interaction Between Actors and Environment 0 Actors 0 States I France 0 Intergovernmental Organizations 0 NonGovemmental Organizations I Greenpeace o Transnational Corporations I McDonalds 0 Individuals 0 Structure 0 Anarchy I A condition in which the units in the global systems are subjected to few if any overarching situations to regulate their conduct I Absence of global authority I Traditional View Life is solitary poor nasty brutish and short I Anarchy need not imply chaos or order 0 Hierarchy I Levels of authority from little to great I Realm of domestic politics I Empires dominions protectorates and suzerains I Great powers and lesser powers 0 Are anarchy and hierarchy mutually exclusive 0 Does hierarchy eXist within anarchy o Is anarchy preferable to hierarchy 0 Global Systems 0 Various actors interact with one another 0 Structure constrains or enhances the actor interactionsusually the former Epistemology o How we know something exists and can be understood Objectivity o Realm of natural science I Scienti c Method 0 Concrete Objects 0 Five senses plus tools and instruments 0 Measurements and Empirical data results can be replicated by others Subjectivity o Realm of the abstract 0 Ideas only exist in ones head 0 Speculation and Belief 0 Ethics and Moral Judgments o What is its proper function InterSubjectivity Ideas can be shared 0 Ideas shared between large groups of people 0 Social objects are as real as concrete objects even though they are not tangible 0 Zone of Intelligibility I 1914 is a different point in time that 1940 0 France 0 Objective Reality 60 Million People 0 Subjective Reality French Language French Cuisine French Architecture and French Character Cognitive Dissonance o Discrepancy between subjective thought and objective perceptions 0 Results in stereotyping bias and incomplete understanding Concepts in International Politics 0 The content of any natural object will often depend on how it is understood Avoid assuming that any idea is fixed or natural All ideas and objects are subject to interpretation critique OO