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CAS IR 350 Lecture 1: IR 350

by OneClass1734711 , Spring 2018
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Department
International Relations
Course Code
CAS IR 350
Professor
William Keylor
Lecture
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WEEK 1
History IR334
Cold War; Superpower had nuclear weapons and so they could actually destroyed each
other
There were several hot wars within the Cold War
Democratization end of the colonial empires
There were sphere of influence of Superpowers
Cold War; but not Cold War orthodoxy- The Global Cold War
Cold War as an asymmetrical international system characterized by East West and
North South competition and intra
WHY?
The cold War and its conceptualizations necessary to understand IR
Recent past- related to ur times
Lessons from the past facilitates understanding
LECTURE 22ND 2018
Conceptualizing The Cold War
Phases of the Cold War
1945-53: Towards Bipolarity
1953-62: Peaceful coexistence to Confrontation
1963-68: Middle Cold War
1969-78: Detente
1979-1985: New Cold War
1986-1991: Towards Unipolarity (this was when the US won)
Westad “The Cold War and the international history of the twentieth century” Vol1
Heterogeneous understanding of the Cold War within the wider of the 20th century
“Cold War” first used by George Orwell
CW= confrontational politics of Soviet leader Stalin
In 1970s IR’s realist school explained CW as superpower’s interest-driven characterized
by balance of power.
Post 1991 Push for Cold War “Conceptualism”
Political and economics: Capitalism, war and the making of the modern state/ state-building
and spheres of influence

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WEEK 1 History IR334 Cold War; Superpower had nuclear weapons and so they could actually destroyed each other There were several hot wars within the Cold War Democratization end of the colonial empires There were sphere of influence of Superpowers Cold War; but not Cold War orthodoxy The Global Cold War Cold War as an asymmetrical international system characterized by East West and North South competition and intra WHY? The cold War and its conceptualizations necessary to understand IR Recent past related to ur times Lessons from the past facilitates understanding LECTURE 22ND 2018 Conceptualizing The Cold War Phases of the Cold War 194553: Towards Bipolarity 195362: Peaceful coexistence to Confrontation 196368: Middle Cold War 196978: Detente 19791985: New Cold War 19861991: Towards Unipolarity (this was when the US won) Westad The Cold War and the international history of the twentieth century Vol1 Heterogeneous understanding of the Cold War within the wider of the 20th century Cold War first used by George Orwell CW= confrontational politics of Soviet leader Stalin In 1970s IRs realist school explained CW as superpowers interestdriven characterized by balance of power. Post 1991 Push for Cold War Conceptualism Political and economics: Capitalism, war and the making of the modern state statebuilding and spheres of influence
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