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World Politics Lecture 2 IR, WP, and Globalization

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Transcript of World Politics Lecture 2 IR, WP, and Globalization

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
World Politics Lecture 2
To Be A Scholar
Consider new ideas and perspectives
Challenge theories critically and analytically
Avoid opinionation
Argue cogently and compellingly
Respect others
Avoid ideological extremes

What is a Theory?
Theory: “a kind of simplifying device that allows you to decide which facts matter and which do not” (Baylis, Smith, Owens)
Tied to notion of “exclusionary principles”
A lens, a framework, a perspective, a set of assumptions, a worldview

Three Concepts
International Relations
World Politics
Globalization
International Relations
Interactions BETWEEN and AMONG states
Trade, diplomacy, conflict

A state-centered world

Sovereignty: “there is no actor above the state that can compel it to act in specific ways” (Baylis, Smith, Owens)

Non-intervention

External v. Internal legitimacy

World Politics
Issues that play out on the world stage

Role of non-state actors

Links back to international relations

Honestly? A pretty meaningless term
Globalization
Transnationalism
Interdependence
Supranationality (and subnationalism)
Hyperglobalists v. Skeptics
Overstated?
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