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CAS IR 271 Lecture 1: Notes in Discussion Session (Everything on Midterm 1)

Europe IR = interdisciplinary Domestic politics = order Hierarchical system Government International system = heterogeneity (the quality or state of being diverse in character or content) Vertical system ...

International Relations
CAS IR 271
Kaija Schilde
CAS IR 271 Lecture 1: Theories Covered in International Relations

Realism (Classical + Structural/Neo) (interchangeable with Statism) All states compete in a zero-sum game Skeptical of being dependent Views world as a state of nature, every man for himself, danger of war is ...

International Relations
CAS IR 271
Kaija Schilde
CAS IR 271 Lecture 1: Lecture Notes (Everything on Midterm 1)

How is IR different than politics? A security dilemma that can possibly lead to an arms race, etc. A good person, want to believe in the best in others, but how can you assume that? States...

International Relations
CAS IR 271
Kaija Schilde
CAS IR 271 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Human Nature, Great Power, Offensive Realism

Thucydides (Hegemonic) Created his art in the Spartan and Athenian war. Forces inherent in Human Nature 1. Fear 2. Honor 3. Self-Interest Kaplan Strong does whatever they want, and no body to stop them from...

International Relations
CAS IR 271
Schilde
CAS IR 242 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Free-Trade Zone, Neoliberalism, Comparative Advantage

LDCs that were involved in Import substitution developed huge debts because of the willingness for international banks due to the auspicious thought that they could pay back the loans because of the spike in production ra...

International Relations
CAS IR 242
Eckstein
CAS IR 352 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Asian Values, Cultural Relativism
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The Argument for Universalism II Second source of the Overlapping Consensus: political claims of equality and toleration What does that mean? The spread of liberalism the ideas that: o Governments are responsible for thei...

International Relations
CAS IR 352
Michael Woldemariam
CAS IR 352 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Raphael Lemkin, Genocide Convention, Nuremberg Trials
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Testing Universalism: Applying the Genocide Convention in Rwanda and Darfur What is Mutuas critique? o HR was originally drafted in Western context o A project of liberal democracy promote this political system o Would be ...

International Relations
CAS IR 352
Michael Woldemariam
CAS IR 352 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Army, Rwandan Patriotic Front, Tutsi
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Mamdani on Darfur Does this convention have more teeth than others? Rwanda Genocide: o Three main groups: Hutu 8590 Tutsi 1015 Twa <1 o Same language, integrated across territory, but transformed into ethnic identities dur...

International Relations
CAS IR 352
Michael Woldemariam
CAS IR 352 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Neocolonialism, Save Darfur Coalition
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Lecture 13 Mamdanis Critique: o 1. Critique of Save Darfur Coalition and International misunderstanding of conflict in Darfur o 2. Attempt to correct historical misunderstandings of Sudan and Darfur o 3. Broader critique o...

International Relations
CAS IR 352
Michael Woldemariam
CAS IR 352 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Free Market, Kantianism, Profit Motive
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Human Rights Continuum Human Rights Continuum: two extreme sides o Radical Universalism Radical Relativism o Radical Universal: human rights are absolute, people innately believe in human rights, human rights are TRUTH (wi...

International Relations
CAS IR 352
Michael Woldemariam
CAS IR 352 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Negative And Positive Rights, Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, United Nations Human Rights Committee
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Last Weeks Review Wrap up on Geneva Conventions: o Enforcement mechanisms? Self-enforcement by states party Monitoring by Red Cross Pressure from other states party ...

International Relations
CAS IR 352
Michael Woldemariam
CAS IR 352 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: International Covenant On Civil And Political Rights, Imperial British East Africa Company, Yoweri Museveni
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Applying Human Rights Law: The Uganda Case Regional Human Rights Law: o European Convention on Human Rights (1950) o African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights (1987) o Am...

International Relations
CAS IR 352
Michael Woldemariam
CAS IR 352 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Henry Dunant, Hague Conventions Of 1899 And 1907, International Humanitarian Law
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Liberal theory and politics review What is lacking that keep these from being fully modern human rights? o Much still based on appeals to religion o Lack of universality these items are mostly fo...

International Relations
CAS IR 352
Michael Woldemariam
CAS IR 352 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Mary Wollstonecraft, Olympe De Gouges
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John Locke (1689) o How does he differ from Hobbes? Hes ok with rebellion, his ideas helped spark the American Revolution o Much more focused on economics o Thinks of eve...

International Relations
CAS IR 352
Michael Woldemariam
CAS IR 352 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Samaritan Woman At The Well, Israelites
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1/25/18 Lecture 2 Religious and Moral Roots of Modern Human Rights What do we mean by religion? o Set of beliefs, faith in something bigger than ourselves o What we believe about the afterlife ...

International Relations
CAS IR 352
Michael Woldemariam
Organizational Behavior - Reference Guides

The systematic study of individual and group behavior within organizational structures is outlined in this coordinated Guide. Theories of leadership and individual behavior are related to the foundations of group behavior ...

Psychology
PSYC 302
All Professors
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Liberal Democracy, Illiberal Democracy, Representative Democracy

Political Science2 Political Science3 permacharts TM WHAT IS POL...

Political Science
POLC42H3
All Professors

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