Module 1 & 2 Notes
Module 1 & 2 Notes GOV 312L
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Date Created: 10/06/15
Friday August 28 2015 Module 1 Foreign Policy Foreign Policy Country a geographic entity State a political entity Foreign Policy actions and statements toward foreign entities Targetaudience can include international organizations other states countries private actors people in power people of other countries designed to shape beliefs ideas that foreign posses of American interests and their expectations of future American actions to shape target capabilities balance of military power between two political organizations to shape target actions steps a take actually takes ie deploying troops Defense department manages the armed forces of the US managed by a civilian not a general Secretary of Defense works closely with the heads of each department of the military Treasury Department amp Federal Reserve manage coordination of monetary policies between US and other statesgovernment domestic responsibilities collecting taxes paying government bills etc CIA intelligence NSC National Security Council advises the president on foreign matters State Department is in charge of foreign ambassadors National Interest guide policy emerge from and define collective identity of Americans desire to promote democracy stemming from set of beliefspolitical culture compatibility set the potential for conflictcooperation in the national system ex US amp Canada agree on borders etc gt they get along well ex US amp lran do not agree on issues regarding WMD gt different interestsgt clash US wants to promote its interests around the world ie democracy free trade policies and global networks basic human dignity etc Module 2 Ethics Utilitarianism maximize benefits and reduces harm for the greatest group of people greatest good for the greatest manynumber Common Good maximizing collective good of the community local national global maximizing benefits for the most people similar to utilitarianism providing common goods for the long term benefit of the collective Virtue cultivating values deemed desirable by a society promotescultivates ethical habits closely tied to individual scommunity s self image ex use of torture gt such actions would damage our collective virtue and self image as a nation Rights every person has dignities and rights that should be protected ethical if rights are protected unethical if rights are violated often times comes into conflict with collective approaches utilitarianism amp common good Fahness emphasizes justice amp equal treatment most concerned about discrimination amp inequality and strives to treat all individuals equally unless there is an ethical reason not to 0 Difference between Utilitarianism amp Common Good definition of groupcommunity Common Good focuses on who makes up the community definition of community then influences ethical behaviors common good of who group could be the general population or the government would have different interests or Ebola good for Africa or America Utilitarianism maximizing benefits for the greatest many regardless of what group community they belong to Ebola example Values in Conflict values can come into conflict with one another individual vs community loyalty vs truth justice vs mercy shortterm vs longterm ex Ebola conflict do we help with the outbreak in Africa or not Pros and Cons Harms and Benefits Intervene or not
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