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Department
Political Science
Course
PS-0061
Professor
Malik Mufti
Semester
Spring

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Lecture 9 Neorealism • States live in anarchy o States are forced to fight for their own  o Through irrational means o Traditional balance­of­power theories didn’t work o Over time, irrational means will lead to major costs, decline o Constant • Distribution of capability o Changes over time o States can sometimes grow or contract, defines their role in international sphere o If certain states combine and ally, there is a new greater power • Hypotheses o Bandwagoning  Joining of the great power o Balancing  Starting a new force  Believe Balancing is more common than bandwagoning o Balance­of­Power  More likely that a nation grows in size, will try to find something to  protect itself  If you become so powerful, other nations will ally against you o International cooperation is unlikely  Conflict, leading to war, is bound to happen o Stability is possible through BOP  Can be more robust with less actors  Can’t work with foreign policy because there are too many other factors o Gilpin’s Theory of Hegemon and Challenger  Hegemonic order • For certain periods of time, one power can defect other challengers  Hegemonic decline • Economic costs become too high, and 
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