Global Politics Chapters 1-3 Chapter 1 Introduction: Into A New Country “Global politics is a complex congruence of physical and intellectual power, political structures and institutions, and personalities.” Approximately 83% of all Canadian exports are traded to the United States.
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Introduction: Into A New Country
“Indeed knowledge may be power, but it must make sense to be of any use.”
Subfields of International Relations
An idealist perspective assumes the best of human nature: we are essentially cooperative political animals who are occasionally led astray by evil influences into war and conflict, and we have a natural affinity toward the communal as opposed to the individual good.
Classic realism, as it has come to be called, is less generous regarding human nature. People are generally viewed as nasty self-serving creatures, and political power merely corrupts them further.
The vision of realism focuses on the systematic level analysis, structure determine behaviour; the structure of the international system is anarchic, lacking a central political authority that can constrain individual states.
Complex Interdependence intellectual power, political structures and institutions, and personalities.”
Argues that economic factors are fast becoming as important as military matters, and that nonstate factors such as multinational corporations and nongovernmental organizations play important roles alongside states
Neomarxism and Dependency Theory intellectual power, political structures and institutions, and personalities.”
The central assumption behind these perspectives is that economic classes are the primary units of analysis in world affairs and hat the economic growth experienced by the rich Northern world has come at the cost of others, namely those in poor Southern world.
Postmodernism intellectual power, political structures and institutions, and personalities.”
History and Global Politics; War and Peace