POL 2103: Lecture #7 Oct 1, 2012
Intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise Victor Hugo
1. Should the Us be bound by international law and be accountable to transnational regimes and
2. Does the US need to focus on courting European support in order to gain legitimacy in its role as global
Neo conservatism rests on two principal assumptions:
Will to engage hostile regimes
The American notions of freedom and democracy that characterize the American political system constitute
the very core of the powerful idea of American exceptionalism
The founding fathers of the American federation envisioned a political mission with liberty and freedom as
its rock bottom ideals
Belief in uniqueness of the American political system a distinctive nation and superior to all other nations
In practical terms it meant an American mission of promoting freedom and democratic rights throughout the
Strengthen American defense to support American global leadership
Expand the empire of liberty and freedom, democracy and the free market
What is the beneficiary of this policy?
The World Order/ The Whole humanity?
Peoples living under authoritarian anti democratic regimes
States (US, UK)
MNC: (KBR, Boeing)
Focus Groups? Constructivism:
Constructivism is much more of an approach that a fully fledged theory
its disciplines propose a variety of perspectives and pursue quite different agendas too.
Constructivist theory rejects the basic assumption of neo realist theory that the state of anarchy lack of a