Week 12 Intro to International Politics - Leakers Cont.
Week 12 Intro to International Politics - Leakers Cont. PSC 1003
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241 12015 Week 12 Introduction to International Politics The Leakers and International Politics Information knowledge and international relations 0 Realism states in global anarchy need information about each other s capabilities and intentions I Spying I Clandestine efforts to discover sensitive information about other countries I Competitive countries ideally want to know all they can about adversariesallies while controlling what adversaries and allies know about them 0 Affinity with realism 0 But liberalism has implicit role for spying O Constructivism identifies shared informal rules no country regards it as legal but there are unspoken rules 0 Liberalism states want to solve problems with shared definitions I Sharing informationcompliance O Constructivism states build the world through construction of shared beliefs I Legitimation 0 Shared understandings can legitimate certain kinds of behavior and delegitimize others I Collective knowledge norms over what kinds of behavior is acceptable and what is unacceptable O Hypocrisy lies in the gap between what states do and what they claim to be appropriate I Constructivist buildingmaintainingchanging collective knowledge about appropriateness O Realism norms as empty rhetoric I Dismissive of norms 0 Liberalism claimed attractiveness of US norms O EX Shooting down of Russian plane by Turkey Open information and compliance 0 When states have shared problems may have common interest in gathering information 0 Collective information is more useful if it is shared 0 Liberalism risks of cheatingdangers of illiberal actors I Realism shared information can help states achieve goals I Constructivism shared information may reshape states goals Consequences of leaking for spying 0 Realist interpretation states that are victims of leaking are weakened in comparison to other states I Increased difficulty of information gathering I Increased distrust among potential sources who fear their identity will be revealed I Increased difficulties in sharing information within state 11 September Commission report Consequences of leaking for open information 0 Harder for states to cooperate together against illiberal threats I Consequences for shared intelligence vs illiberal countries I Consequences for sharing of information in fight against terrorism 0 Gioe damage to EUUS agreements over information sharing Consequences of leaking for legitimation O Decreased ability of targeted states to behave hypocritically I Other states know when they are being hypocritical and are able to say so with less penalty I Everyone knows that other states know when the targeted states are being hypocritical making it harder for them to pretend nothing is happening 0 Key implications for US given leadership role in international system Views of leakers O Depends on understanding of international politics realistliberalconstructivists O Depends on priorities national security v civil liberties commercial interests v raison d etat O Depends on where you are in the international system target state US Ally Adversary