GOVT-060 Study Guide - Comprehensive Midterm Guide: Democratic Peace Theory, Kenneth Waltz, Foreign Policy

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Georgetown University
Department
Government
Course
GOVT-060
Georgetown
GOVT 060
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
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A. What the heck is International Relations?
a. Affairs between countries
b. Why do they sometimes fight with each other why do they sometimes cooperate
c. Interactions
c.i. Economically
c.i.1. Trade
c.i.2. Invest
c.ii. Security
c.ii.1. Wars
c.ii.2. Transfer military technology
c.iii. American foreign policy
d. Country=States
e. NGOs
f. Super Empowered individuals
g. Terrorist groups
h. Multinational Corporations
B. 656 ICC
a. 4-6 PM
C. Why do we need these theories?
a. Why do countries go to war? Trade? Build weapons?
b. Realism
c. Liberalism
d. Constructivism
D. History
a. WWI, WWII, Cold War
b. Helps to set the stage for contemporary issues
E. Iranian Nuclear Issue
F. Why do countries want to build Nuclear weapon
G. War in Ukraine
H. Civil wars
I. Climate Change
Written Responses
i.e. Article for the NY times
Midterm--Oct 24
Final--Dec. 19
Causes of War
Nuclear proliferation
Terrorism
Migration and refugees
International economy
Rise of China
Climate change
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Study guide: what the heck is international relations, affairs between countries, why do they sometimes fight with each other why do they sometimes cooperate c. Build weapons: realism, liberalism, constructivism, history, wwi, wwii, cold war, helps to set the stage for contemporary issues. E: why do countries want to build nuclear weapon, war in ukraine, civil wars, climate change. Written responses i. e. article for the ny times. First major part: to discuss these theories of international relations. Questions for today: what are theories of international relations, normative theories a. i. a. ii. Should obama intervene in the syrian conflict? a. ii. 1. a. ii. 2: positive theories. Not about how the world should work, but how it does work. The big question is why b. i. b. ii. b. iii. b. iv. Why does the world act the way that it does b. v. Political science: why does the world work the way it does b. v. 1.

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