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Condensed Notes on Anarchy and The Struggle for Power John Mearsheimer.txt

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Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 244
Professor
Fernando Nunez- Mietz
Semester
Fall

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Ch2AnarchyandtheStruggleforPowerGreatpowerswanttobethehegemonFiveassumptionsunderlyhisviewoftheworld1anarchyisanorderingprinciple2greatpowershavesomemilitarycapability3statescanneverbecertainaboutotherstatesintentions4statesprimarilywanttosurvive5statesarerationalactorsGiventhedifficultyofdetermininghowmuchpowerisenoughfortodayandtomorrowgreatpowersrecognizethatthebestwaytoensuretheirsecurityistoachievehegemonynowthuseliminatinganypossibilityofachallengebyanothergreatpower35Ahegemonisastatethatissopowerfulthatitdominatesalltheotherstatesinthesystem40MyargumentwhichIdevelopatlengthinsubsequentchaptersisthatexceptfortheunlikelyeventwhereinonestateachievesclearcutnuclearsuperiorityitisvirtuallyimpossibleforanystatetoachieveglobalhegemony41Thebestoutcomeagreatpowercanhopeforistobearegionalhegemon41OutlinetoMearshe
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