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1

How many states are recognized in the world today?

193

2

How do you define international relations?

subfield of political science

study of the interactions among the various actors that participate in international politics

interdisciplinary field, e.g., history, philosophy, economics

3

How do you define realism?

- States exist in an anarchic international system, i.e., no authority higher than the state

- States define national interests in terms of power; the distribution of power defines the structure of the
international system

- States base policies on (interpretations) national interests

4

How do you define liberalism?

- Based in the belief that human nature is basically good

- Individuals cooperate as groups and states

5

How do you define constructivism?

- Ideas and social factors are the key structures in the state system
- These are ever-changing

6

What is behavioralism?

- Individuals and groups act in predictable ways
- Scientist can study this behavior to describe, explain, and predict behavior, e.g., develop hypotheses and empirically test those hypotheses

7

What does normative mean?

- Normative questions deal with what is moral, what should be, rather that what is