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The Globalization of International Relations. CHAPTER ONE. Dr. Clayton Thyne PS 235-001: World Politics Spring 2010 Goldstein & Pevehouse, International Relations , 8/e Student notes version. The Study of International Relations. International relations concerns… Narrowly defined:

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the globalization of international relations

The Globalization of International Relations

CHAPTER ONE

Dr. Clayton Thyne

PS 235-001: World Politics

Spring 2010

Goldstein & Pevehouse, International Relations, 8/e

Student notes version

the study of international relations
The Study of International Relations
  • International relations concerns…
  • Narrowly defined:
    • Many other actors exist – …
    • Relationships cannot be understood...
    • Central trend in IR today:
ir and daily life
IR and Daily Life
  • IR profoundly affects your life as well as that of other citizens.
  • War is among the most pervasive international influences in daily life, even in peacetime.
  • World is shrinking year by year.
core principles
Core Principles
  • IR revolves around one key problem:
  • How can a group – such as two or more nations – serve its ________________ when doing so requires its members to forego their ________________ interests?
  • Example:
  • 3 solutions…the next 3 slides (see Table 1.1 on p. 6)
ca solution 1 dominance
CA solution #1: Dominance
  • Solves the collective goods problem by…
      • Advantage(s):
  • Disadvantage(s):
      • Nuke example:
ca solution 2 reciprocity
CA solution #2: Reciprocity
  • Solves the collective goods problem by…
      • Advantage(s):
  • Disadvantage(s):
      • Nuke example:
ca solution 3 identity
CA solution #3: Identity
  • Solves the collective goods problem by…
      • Advantage(s):
  • Disadvantage(s):
      • Nuke example:
ir as a field of study
IR as a Field of Study
  • IR is about international politics, but the field is _________________
  • Practical discipline
  • IR is 1 of 4 subfields in political science. The others are…
    • _______________________
    • _______________________
    • _______________________
  • General focus of IR:
state actors
State Actors
  • Most important actors in IR are __________________.
  • State:
    • State government exercises ___________________over its territory.
    • Recognized as ____________________ by other states
    • Seat of government with a leader
    • State definition versus:
      • Nation:
      • Country:
      • Nation-state:
      • Some “quasi-states”:
state actors1
State Actors
  • International system
    • Def:
    • Modern international system has existed for less than _____________________ years.
    • Great variation on a number of key variables, including…[see next 6 slides].
the world today major powers
The World Today: Major Powers

State% of power

FRN .022824

UKG .024668

GMY .029424

JPN .051258

RUS .052549

CHN .128823

USA .149792

nonstate actors
Nonstate Actors
  • Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs)
  • Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Multinational corporations
  • Substate actors
    • Individuals
levels of analysis
Levels of Analysis
  • Many actors involved in IR
  • Response:
levels of analysis1
Levels of Analysis
  • Levels of analysis help…
  • No correct level for a given “why” question
  • Example: War in Iraq
    • Individual:
    • Domestic:
    • Interstate:
    • Global:
globalization
Globalization
  • Many trends:
  • Globalization: Three conceptions of this process compete.
    • Liberal economic principles/global marketplace:
    • Skepticism:
    • Middle ground:
  • Globalization is changing both international security and IPE, but ________________ more quickly and profoundly.
the evolving international system
The Evolving International System
  • The basic structures and principles of international relations are deeply rooted in historical developments.
  • WWI and WWII occupied only ten years of the 20th century, but shaped the character of the century.
  • We’ll briefly look at key events of the 20th century, focusing on the post Cold War era (1990+), including…
    • WWI (1914-18)
    • WWII (1939-45)
    • Cold War (1946-90)
wwi 1914 18
WWI (1914-18)
    • WWI (the war to end all wars):
  • WWI was not short or decisive:
    • 2 main outcomes:
    • Ended w/ __________________________

2. Led to the ____________________________________

wwii 1939 45
WWII (1939-45)
  • U.S. ___________________ between WWI and WWII, declining _______________ power, and a _________________ crippled by its own revolution left a power vacuum in the world.
  • In the ____________, Germany and Japan stepped into the vacuum w/ aggressive expansionism.
  • Policies of _________________ allowed Hitler to occupy almost all of Europe
wwi wwii contradictory lessons
WWI & WWII: contradictory lessons
    • Lesson from WWI:
  • Lesson from WWII:
    • IR scholars have not discovered a simple formula for choosing______________________.
the cold war 1945 1990
The Cold War, 1945-1990
  • U.S. and Soviet Union – two superpowers of the post-WWII era:
  • Central concern of the West:
  • Sino-Soviet alliance:
  • Scholars do not agree on why the Cold War ended:
the cold war 1945 19901
The Cold War, 1945-1990
  • Key events:
    • Korean War
    • Vietnam War
    • Afghanistan War
    • Many other proxy wars…
the post cold war era 1990 2007
The Post-Cold War Era, 1990-2007
  • Many key events…
    • Iraq invades Kuwait, 1990  Gulf War
    • Collapse of Soviet Union 
      • Declaration of republics as sovereign states
      • Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
      • Western relations with Russia mixed since the 1990s
        • Little external aid for Russia during the harsh economic transition
    • Break-up of the former Yugoslavia
    • Rwanda genocide
    • US “go it alone” policies
    • 9/11 attacks
    • War on Terrorism: Iraq and Afghanistan
    • Nuke problems w/ Iran and N. Korea
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