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Causes of WWI according to Realists
Germany predicted that Russia would become the next hegemon
Result of fall of Austro-Hungarian & Ottoman empires
German use of Machiavellian diplomacy to provoke war
Causes of WWI according to Liberals
Hague, Concert of Europe
People in 'democratic' countries were not represented
Causes of WWI according to Constructivists
Evil or unstable
2 greatest powers
What does it mean to say the intl system is anarchic?
Only order = relative power
What are Kenneth Waltz's 3 dimensions of political structure?
What do realists say about morals?
What does Alexander Wendt mean by 'anarchy is what states make of it?'
States' responses to anarchy depend on historic & social processes
Hoffman's 5 characteristics of terrorists?
Acephalous and/or polycephalous
The terrorist is fundamentally a
According to Hoffman, what is the goal of terrorists?
Main crises in Cold War?
Solutions: airlift, wall, unification
Solutions: weapons removed
Start of Cold War according to liberals?
(to control nukes) UN, Baruch Plan; was developed regionally under NATO, EC
USSR viewed it as a threat to communist regimes in E. Europe
Marxism-Leninism viewed as threat
Kennedy and Khrushchev; Truman's threat to Stalin; Roosevelt's misinterpretation of Stalin
Start of Cold War according to realists?
Fight for Germany & Japan
Takes measure of Kennedy & deploys Cuban missiles
Start of Cold War according to constructivists
Divergent; prevent existence of spheres of influence
Enemies, not rivals
End of Cold War according to liberals?
Elevated non-zero sum over zero-sum goals
Out-manuevered hard-liners to initiate East-West unification
End of Cold War according to realists?
Material, economic, military
End of Cold War according to constructivists?
of US democracy
as rivals, not enemies
adopts idea of Germany in NATO, New Thinking plan
Revives US liberal democratic ideas
Causes of war?
How is armed conflict defined?
Just short of war
How is war defined?
Michael Doyle's argument for the democratic peace?
Criticisms of democratic peace theory?
Systemic form of constructivism
Individualistic form of constructivism
Name neoliberal institutionalists
Name classical liberals
Stress ideology, IOs, interdependence
Name non-normative liberals
Focus on domestic politics
Name neoclassical realists
Same as classical realists more or less
Name classical realists
Complex, domestic politics
Defensive realism, systemic, general
Name offensive realists
Classical realist; individual focus
Triple Entente members?
Triple Alliance members?
What is the organizational process model?
If it's no one's job, no one will do it
New wars are described by Kaldor as those between
Reasons for new war?
Caused by end of Cold War (E. opened up)
Erodes monopoly of organized crime
Solutions to new war?
Define guerrilla warfare
Morgenthau's 6 principles of political realism
Everything is guided by the same human nature
Interest is defined solely in terms of power
Change with time & place
Difficult to be moral & succeed
Morals of the state are not morals of the universe
How does this policy affect the nation?
What is prospect theory?
Risk averse with gains; risk tolerant with losses
Limits to individual rationality
Which model? 'Where you stand depends on where you sit'
Act as a result of your agency's goals
Actors that shape foreign policy
How are foreign policy models different than the theories?
Mearsheimer's 3 general behavior patterns of realism
Mearsheimer's 5 assumptions in realism
3 ways to tame anarchy (liberalism)
& intl law
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