Week 6

8 Pages
Unlock Document

Political Science
Francis Wiafe- Amoako

Week 6 Lecture Notes 10202011 85700 AM e Collective Security y It is an offshoot of liberal institutionalism y A Broad alliance in the international system to jointly oppose aggression by a belligerent actor y Must include all great powers y Commitment as well as an agreement on what constitutes aggression is key to ensuring collective security Eg Security Council y Collective Security have been successfully invoked just once 19901991 also in 2001 Was unsuccessful in 2003 stDemocratic Peace Kants 1 definitive article on perpetual peace y Attempt to extrapolate domestic politics unto the international system y Argues that democracies are generally peace as compared to autocracies or dictatorship y A dyadic relationship which argues that democratic states do not fight each other ETCETERA ETCETERAWhy Democracies Dont fight y They require citizens support to go to war y They mostly trade with each other and therefore have a very high interdependence y War is very costly to political leadersDomestic Influences y Foreign Policy is also shaped by the society within which decision makers operate y Eg Bureaucracies Interest Groups MilitaryIndustrial complex Public Opinion LegislatureBureaucracyy Government agencies that affect decision making y The Defense department and the State department are key in foreign policy makingy Diplomats are very influential in foreign policy decisionmaking
More Less

Related notes for POLB80H3

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.