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Lecture 10

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

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Lecture 10 2  Wave • Complex Interdependence (Keohane & Nye)  o Keohane & Nye  While neorealism is important, it is true that states seek to get more power • Doesn’t capture the whole of IR, or most important aspect  The important aspect is the cooperation, something that realists don’t  worry about  Is the trend in the direction that he’s asking?  Neorealist believe force and coercion is the best method • But they argue that its not  If there is anarchy, how can we prevent conflict  Somebody is going to gain more than someone else • Relative gains are never equal, therefore will lead to conflict  Realists believe there will always be conflict  Emphasizes multiple channels that lie beyond national governments and  lead to international organization • US national interest to sell their products abroad • Institutions o Organizations, Regimes, Norms  Regimes are international agreements that aren’t formal o US created UN in order to pursue their own goals and ensure their power o Powers create institutions in order to preserve their power and status o Can alter the ways states react with each other  Can change incentives for nations  o Realists think that institutions just give nations opportunities to enforce more  power for their own interests o Will the weak make it worth the benefit of the strong?  The weak have some sort of power now
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