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Lecture 7

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Department
Political Science
Course
POL208Y1
Professor
Arnd Jurgensen
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 7 Rally around the Flag substitute lack of domestic importance with exacerbated nationalism Huge boost in popularity But short term several months Does it really translate into votes When do democracies get into fights Most belligerent with mild recession especially just before elections But few wars at the end of terms never wars at end of terms of government In the US first vs second term Presidents 3World system balance of power polarity power transition offencedefence balance one thing that is constant in intl relations is anarchy while anarchy is constant everything else can change and consequently affect the systemic propensity for war What is the balance of power It describes the tendency for states to try to balance against threats to align themselves in such a way to avoid war a cre
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