International Relations 101

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International relations is strategic and interdependent--how one state acts affects another state's outcomes and vice versa. How do states act given this constraint? International Relations 101 introduces the strategic world in which we live. We will focus on eight topics in particular:

  • What is international relations?
  • Conflict versus cooperation
  • Rationalist explanations for war
  • International trade
  • How domestic politics affects international outcomes
  • International institutions
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Terrorism

Trainer

William Spaniel

Structura cursului


SECTION 1: Introduction
Lecture 1: Introduction (04:48)
Lecture 2: Sovereignty (11:00)
Lecture 3: Anarchy (05:24)
Lecture 4: Proximate versus Underlying Causes (08:29)
Lecture 5: The Strategic World (07:46)

SECTION 2: Conflict versus Cooperation
Lecture 6: Conflict versus Cooperation (06:14)
Lecture 7: The Prisoner's Dilemma (06:28)
Lecture 8: The Cult of the Offensive and the Origins of World War I (09:46)
Lecture 9: Tariffs and the Barriers to Free Trade (08:34)
Lecture 10: Arms Races (05:18)
Lecture 11: The Shadow of the Future (08:31)
Lecture 12: Grim Trigger (11:28)

SECTION 3: Rationalist Explanations for War
Lecture 13: The Rationality of War (05:17)
Lecture 14: The Unitary Actor Assumption (04:39)
Lecture 15: War's Inefficiency Puzzle (08:05)
Lecture 16: Chapter 2 of The Rationality of War (15 pages)
Lecture 17: The Algebraic Bargaining Model of War (08:25)
Lecture 18: War's Bargaining Range (06:13)
Lecture 19: Crisis Bargaining (10:52)
Lecture 20: Preventive War (08:35)
Lecture 21: Information Problems and Incentives to Misrepresent (05:35)
Lecture 22: Issue Indivisibility (07:11)
Lecture 23: Preemptive War (12:57)

SECTION 4: International Trade
Lecture 24: Absolute Advantage (07:37)
Lecture 25: Comparative Advantage (07:45)
Lecture 26: Trade Rivalry (06:47)
Lecture 27: Resolving Trade Disputes (12:26)
Lecture 28: The Relative Gains Problem (08:41)

SECTION 5: The Democratic Peace Theory
Lecture 29: What Is the Democratic Peace? (11:04)
Lecture 30: Explaining the Democratic Peace (10:52)
Lecture 31: Correlation versus Causation (09:04)
Lecture 32: The McDonald's Peace Theory (02:43)
Lecture 33: The Capitalist Peace (06:22)
Lecture 34: The Rise of China (10:48)

SECTION 6: Principal-Agent Problems
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Lecture 35:
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