-Political Science = study of politics within nation-state or countries
-But other reality is politics between states
-Called international politics (or relations)
-Distinguishing quality absence of overall government… state of nature
-Test question: what is the distinguishing quality of international relations?
Is international order an oxymoron?
-Aim… to achieve order in world without government (dollar auction game)
-IR creates international system which takes many forms
-Empire… system of countries in which one country dominates (i.e. Roman Empire)
-Feudalism…various loyalties (characterized by loyalties, c