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COMPLETE Introduction to International Politics Notes: Part..
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School
Boston College
Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 1081
Professor
A L L
Semester
Fall

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Introduction to Global Politics Keely Henesey (Lamy, Chapter 1) Introduction • 9/11 Drove Home How Globalized the Contemporary World Is o Involved international coalitions and transnational violent networks in conflicts  that linked events in seemingly unrelated parts of the world • Globalization Can Be Seen as One of the Causes of These Attacks: o Fundamentalists see globalization as a Western process that implements popular  culture/Western ideas that undermine their core values and beliefs International Relations & Global Politics • The phrase global politics is more inclusive than international relations o It considers relations amongst organizations that may or may not be states;  transnational actors (multinational companies, terrorist groups, NGOs) • Global Actors: o Transnational Actors—considers nonstate actors and multinational  corporations (MNCs) o Nonstate Actors—organizations that aren’t formally associated with governments  but play a crucial role in setting the international agenda o Nation—group of people who share a common sense of identity o State—legal, territorial, and political unit that is internationally recognized,  politically organized, and has sovereignty o Nation­State—a political community in which the state claims legitimacy on  grounds that it represents all citizens o Sovereign—a state that has legal and political independence and is free from  control of another state • Possible Negative Impacts of Globalization on Nation­State: o Crisis of Efficiency—because states can’t effectively manage global problems  unilateral o Crisis of Legitimacy—as policy making becomes more global, decisions are made  further away from citizens and may not reflect their interests o Crisis of Identity—a variety of forces pull citizens away from their “citizen  identity” (cultural identity/affiliation with NGOs other civil­society actors) o Crisis of Equity—globalization has increased inequality in many states • Global Issues Reflect Connections Between State and Nonstate Actors: o International security and military power; terrorism o Human rights and human security o Intersections of trade, finance, poverty, development, environmental issues Theories of Global Politics • Theories propose explanations of events or behavior and are a kind of simplifying device  that helps to determine which facts matter and which don’t • Idealists take normative positions (they are concerned with what ought to be) • Realists emphasize seeing the world as it is rather than how we would like it to be • Liberalists assume states/nonstate actors want peace and prosperity (rival realists) • Cr
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