Levels of analysis
In The Level of Analysis Problem in International Relations, the author, David Singer
explains that there are two different levels of analysis in IR, the macro level, which is
the international system as a level of analysis and the micro level which is the
National state as a level of analysis. He describes the three different requirements of
an analytical model, which are description, explanation and prediction, in order to
analysis both levels of analysis.
In Ifs: Destiny and the Archduke’s Chauffeur, the author Hans Koning comes up with
many alternatives of the events in history. He questions whether individuals can
influence grand events, such as the death of a million people by making life or death
suppositions. He questions whether the smallest detail can make a significant
difference in history, by using main events during the World War II as examples.
Lecture two gives us 6 different level of analysis whereas the articles focuse on two
levels of analysis International and National. Moreover the Lecture adds
requirements of analysis such as the necessary and sufficient conditions to
understand causes of events.
Sovereignty and Anarchy
In Think Again Sovereignty, Stephen Krasner is clarifying the false and right
statements about sovereignty. The author explains how despite the challenges
Sovereignty has faced such as