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Introduction to World Politics

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According to the rational actor model, foreign policy decisions are __________. implemented the way decisions makers had intended often the result of groupthink found after compromise among competing domestic interests frequently illogical if made by an authoritarian regime Flag this Question Question 2 Which level of analysis is the most emphasized by structural realists? individual domestic group international system Flag this Question Question 3 According to the bureaucratic politics model, foreign policy decisions are __________. the result of compromises among competing interests and perspectives often plagued by groupthink and worst-case analysis ultimately based on state survival in an anarchic international system policies that advance the national interest with the minimum cost Flag this Question Question 4 The billiard ball model assumes that state behavior and foreign policy can be understood without reference to __________. internal characteristics of a state the structure of the international system the distribution of power the role of anarchy Flag this Question Question 5 What level of analysis is most emphasized by democratic peace theorists? individual group international system domestic Flag this Question Question 6 Groupthink is __________. infighting within a group the perspective or viewpoint of an individual's bureaucratic role when a group settles for an outcome that is "good enough" when a group favors consensus over critical thinking Flag this Question Question 7 Which of the following is one of the assumptions of the rational actor model? Policy makers do not have a shared sense of national interest. Compromises are inevitable in the decision-making process. Foreign policy is a two-level game. Policy making is a rational, intellectual process. Flag this Question Question 8 Rational choice theory focuses on __________. the impact of prevailing global norms the polarity of the international system the interests of key leaders in the state the national interests of the state Flag this Question Question 9 Which of the following is true when assuming states are unitary actors? Many competing groups work to create a shared sense of the national interest. State policymakers often suffer from groupthink. State policymakers speak in one voice in defense of national interest. States are militarily strong. Flag this Question Question 10 Which of the paradigms would most likely agree with the statement that states are like "billiard balls"? realism liberalism constructivism neo-Marxism + Chapter 1/Part 1: How to Think About World Politics Realism INR2002 Professor Gail Choate + The basics… ◼ ◼ State: ◼ Territory controlled by government ◼ Ultimate authority (use of force) ◼ Sovereign Nation: ◼ Common group identity (may be nation without state) ◼ Nation-states ◼ Civil society: ◼ Population in state with developed institutions for participation in political or social life ◼ International Relations= focus on nation-states as key actors ◼ World Politics=casts a broader net that includes non-state actors + Non-state Actors ◼ Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs): UN, NATO, EU, AU ◼ Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs): Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Red Cross ◼ Multinational Corporations (MNCs): ExxonMobil, Toyota ◼ Terrorists: al Qaeda, ISIS ◼ Constituencies/Nations: Kurds, Palestine, Taiwan + Research Question: ◼How do states interact with one another and establish foreign policy? ◼How can a state serve its collective interests when doing so requires it to forgo its individual interests? + Paradigms ◼ ◼ Paradigm is a way of thinking about and approaching an area of scientific or scholarly inquiry that is widely accepted within a particular discipline. This course will be examining 5 paradigms or ways of viewing the way the world works: ◼ Realist ◼ Liberal ◼ Constructivist ◼ Feminist ◼ Neo-Marxist + The Realist Paradigm ◼ Dominant paradigm in world politics ◼ International relations are driven by unrelenting and competitive pursuit of power by states to secure state interest ◼ All about POWER ◼ Human nature realists: States seek power and use violence because human beings are violent, power seeking beings (also known as classical realists) ◼ Structural realists: Less to do with human nature and more about structure of international system in which they operate. (also known as neorealists) + 10 Points of Structural Realism: ◼ 1. Anarchy exists in world politics ◼ ◼ ◼ If you are free to do what you want, when you want, so is everyone else which may in fact, harm you. ◼ Therefor, Hobbes suggests that people choose to give up some liberty to government in return for security. 2. States are sovereign ◼ ◼ Hobbes: State of nature a “war of all against all” States have supreme and independent political authority 3. States are rational, unitary actors ◼ ◼ States have a core set of national interests ◼ Physical security of borders, people and country ◼ Economic security and prosperity ◼ Political security Weigh pros/cons and make decisions that advance interests + 10 Points of Structural Realism: ◼ ◼ 4. National Security requires self-help ◼ Accumulation of power via military and economic strength ◼ Alliances 5. One state’s security is another’s insecurity ◼ Security Dilemma + Security Dilemma based upon Prisoner’s Dilemma + 10 Points of Structural Realism: ◼ 6. War is inevitable ◼ 7. Peace lies in the distribution of power ◼ Defensive realists: states feel most secure when there is a balancer of power ◼ Offensive realists: great powers seek hegemony ◼ 8. Power trumps justice ◼ 9. World politics NOT about good vs. evil ◼ ◼ There is no place for morality in international relations 10. The possibility of cooperation and change is limited ◼ Realists emphasize continuity ...
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According to the rational actor model, foreign policy decisions are implemented the
way decisions makers had intended
implemented the way decisions makers had intended
often the result of groupthink
found after compromise among competing domestic interests
frequently illogical if made by an authoritarian regime
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Question 2
Which level of analysis is the most emphasized by structural realists? International
system
Individual
Domestic
Group
international system
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Question 3
According to the bureaucratic politics model, foreign policy decisions are the result
of compromises among competing interests and perspectives
the result of compromises among competing interests and perspectives
often plagued by groupthink and worst-case analysis
ultimately based on state survival in an anarchic international system
policies that advance the national interest with the minimum cost
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The billiard ball model assumes that state behavior and foreign policy can be...

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