Ch. 9 Notes: Realism and Complex Interdependence
Keohane and Nye
• International politics is a struggle for power organized by violence.
• ASSUMPTIONS: States are the dominant actors in world politics, force is usable and an
effective policy, and military security dominates economic and social affairs
Characteristics of Complex Interdependence:
• Multiple channels connect society formally and informally
• The agenda of interstate relations lack a hierarchy (military security does not dominate)
o Government policies impinge on one another
• Military force is not used within the region
Realism Complex Interdependence
Goals of Actors Military security is ultimate Vary by area.
goal Transgovernmental politics
male goals difficult to define