Political Science 2231E Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Flanaess, Security Dilemma, Kenneth Waltz

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International relations 2231 lecture 2: theories: realism and neo-realism. Realist theories interplay between domestic and interstate. According to realists, the following are some of the first realists. Territory: single ruler controlling territory (creating borders) Mirror: writing to leaders > learn from my teaching > becoming a great leader > build a great kingdom (state) **wa(cid:374)ted to (cid:271)e the ki(cid:374)g"s ad(cid:448)isor sun tzu the great strategist. Building and consolidating empires = war: not just brute force. If fight: only when victory is assured: win wars only by strategy. Security dilemma develops over time between two parties. September 21, 2016: state a = increases power, state b will also increase relative power, = arms race, pro(cid:271)le(cid:373) arises (cid:449)he(cid:374) a or b (cid:272)a(cid:374)"t (cid:373)at(cid:272)h. Relational analysis: distribution of power between actors in/as a system (this is neo- realism!) Mandala or circle of kings: neighbor is my enemy, my e(cid:374)e(cid:373)y"s (cid:374)eigh(cid:271)or is (cid:373)y frie(cid:374)d alliance. World war i military alliances reflect mandala.

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