INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS POLI 211
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POLI 211 FALL 2010 Dr Leeds Instructions for Exam 1 Section 1 Multiple Choice Please write the capital letter of the best answer in the space provided to the right 12 3 points each 36 points Section 2 Short answer Please answer the following in complete sentences 2 15 points each 30 points Section 3 Essay Please write a well organized essay on the topic described below that demonstrates your understanding of readings and lectures Your answer must be in essay form with complete sentences and paragraphs If you need additional space feel free to continue on the next page 1 34 points 34 points 1 12 points 2 11 points 3 11 points Topics Covered for 1st Exam Exam1 covers the Introduction and chapters 15 in Frieden Lake and Schultz as well as the lectures through lecture 9 Here are some highlights to prompt your studying but everything in the text and lectures could be covered on the exam What do we study in International Relations What are the goals of political scientists in studying international relations What is a theory and how do we evaluate theories States Nations and NationStates Sovereignty and its development Current challenges to the norm of sovereignty Selfdetermination Development of nationstates and the nationstate system Peace of Westphalia Westphalian system Mercantilism Concert of Europe The Pax Britannica The Thirty Years Crisis including WWI and WWII The Cold War Structure of international system anarchy and implications for behavior7 how are international and domestic politics different Security Dilemma Prisoner s Dilemma Realism Liberalism Constructivism Interests Interactions and Institutions Why does war occur What are common things that states fight over Why should we expect leaders to agree on a negotiated settlement that avoids war What prevents leaders from agreeing to a negotiated settlement that avoids war Compellent and deterrent threats What makes a compellent or deterrent threat successful Why is it di icult to make a threat or bargaining position credible How do states make bargaining positions credible What are the risks of these strategies What is a state s resolve What is a riskretum tradeoff and how does it relate to the failure of bargaining How do Frieden Lake and Schultz explain the failure of bargaining between Iraq and Kuwait in 1990 and between Iraq and the US in 1991 Under what conditions are commitment problems most severe What are preventive and preemptive wars and why do they occur Why is war more likely over issues that are viewed as indivisible Under what conditions is war more or less likely What can outsiders do to help prevent war How can one explain World War I through the bargaining model presented by Frieden Lake and Schultz Why do states ght so often over territory Why are civil wars particularly difficult to resolve Why negotiate with rogue states Impact of nuclear weapons on international relations Why do certain domestic actors have more in uence on foreign policy than others Rallyroundthe ag phenomenon Diversionary con ict What are the political costs to war Bureaucratic politics and war Interest groups and war Democratic Peace Normative explanations for the democratic peace Informational explanations for the democratic peace Cost based explanations for the democratic peace Will more democracies mean more peace What does the Kargil war tell us about the limits of the democratic peace What is an alliance Why do states form alliances why are they credible and how do they affect the probability of war Balance of Power Bandwagoning Role of NATO during the Cold War and after Collective Securityigoals and difficulties Failure of the League of Nations to accomplish collective security Experience of the United Nations with collective security Structure of the United Nations Development over time of the United Nations Peacekeeping and Peaceenforcement operations
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