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Discussion One: International Order

26 Nov

This podcast begins our discussion of what order is and where order comes from.  It lays out the theoretical framework for the more empirics-focused discussions coming later in the series.

Click here to listen to our first roundtable discussion.

To access the readings discussed in this podcast, click here.

Our discussion follows the following outline:

Discussion of Order

  1. What is order?
  2. How do we know order when we see it?
  3. Stability v. instability in the international system
  4. What kind of “order” are we working towards? What kind of order should we be working towards?

Theoretical Building Blocks

  1. Review relevant theories of international politics.
  2. What can the theories explain?
  3. What can’t they explain?