Behavioralists believe human behavior can be measured, counted, and quantified.
Who was in Congress’s Out of Afghanistan Caucus? 48 members
Independent Variables to Measure/Count:
Percentage of vote won in their elections
Often vote this way?
Explaining Norway’s Foreign Policy
Norway conducted military strikes in Libya: Why?
PM Jens Stoltenberg – look at him
Norwegian military power (fairly capable air force)
Class – Norway is wealthy, Libya is poor. Rich help poor?
Behavioralism – import/expo ratio. Number of speeches regarding
Libya in Norwegians parliament
Kenneth Waltz’s “Images and Levels of Analysis”
Father of “Neorealism”
State – Internal attributes: secular
Absence of World Government – having no world government is
Distribution of Capabilities
*August 2008 – War in Georgia (crushed Georgian military and rolled out)
To know why war took place, look at individuals, state level, etc.
Vladmir Putin vs. Mikheil Saakashvili: individual
Nationalism or authoritarianism: state
East/West Conflict: systemic
NATO – Russia mad at U.S. not wanting NATO to expand