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University of Toronto Scarborough
Political Science
M.Hoffmann- Universityof Toronto

Chapter 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 16, 8, 10, 11 International relations: relationship between states, states need eachother, states cannot do things just by themselves, the US cannot do things by; CRIME because we people are restrained in resources; humans, economically, financially but other countries can help with that Realism- one of the schools of thoughts that believe states relationships is defined in terms of power. Power in military are economic that drives the relationship between the states. Realists see the world as it really is, not how it ought to be (idealism) --power predominates morality, ideology, social and economic aspects of life --all states think about power and control; for ex, US dishing out foreign aid but it is only power that they’re looking for not necessarily because they like that state; oil from Saudi ASSUMPTION of REALISM—states are the most important actors for understanding IR Power- is the ability to get another actor to do what it not otherwise have done.States going to Afghanistan. --soft power- attempt to influence through good examples such as commonly accepted human values --hard power- this is coercive tactic; usually stronger states means include the threat or use of military power, economic pressure
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