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International Studies
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INTL 105
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Saladino

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Moving onto Liberalism: - Prisoner’s Dilemma and Realism - Liberalism focuses on cooperation. It argues against logic of relative  gains and failure to explain cooperation. - Realism is great at explaining conflict (security), but liberalism is the  theort that explains cooperation (international political economy, human  rights, international organizations, international law, etc) - Liberalism says the logic of absolute gain seeking behavior is more  logical than the relative gain seeking behavior (realism) - Realism is a response to idealism. Idealism is NOT a scientific theory - real 5 general principles of ­ international law Idealism: ­ international morality: a sense of norms among nations ­ economic outcomes: absolute gain seeking behavior ­ role of institutions of various sorts: why would states create them if  nations think power is the only thing that matters? ­ collective security: (ex: league of nations, NATO) History and Philosophy of Liberalism ­ philosophically, LIBERALISM follows the ideas of:      ­ Immanuel Kant     ­ Adam Smith     ­ JS Mill: On Liberty     ­ Woodrow Wilson­ new idealism, the league of nations, post WWI     ­ John Maynard Keynes: British economist  ­ early liberalism is all about cooperation ­ states don’t seek a balance of power as much as they seek a coopera
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