Poli 2500 Exam 1 Terms

North-South Gap
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Symbolic PoliticsThe ability to call upon symbols, actions or storiesLeverage PoliticsThe ability to call upon powerful actorsAccountability PoliticsThe ability to hold powerful actors accountable on their previously stated policies or principlesReciprocityThe practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit, especially privileges granted by one country or organization to anotherTit-for-tatA type of reciprocity where both sides reciprocate but never cooperateInternational RegimeA set of rules, norms, and procedures around the expectations of actors converge in a certain issue areaCollective SecurityThe broad alliance of most major actors in opposition of aggression from any actorFailed StatesStates whose government has very little control of domestic politicsSocializationState identities are complex and changing based on how they interact with each otherDemocratic PeaceDemocracies fight wars against authoritarian states, but democracies almost never fight each other because of this conceptHegemonic WarGlobal war for control over the entire world (WW2)Total WarWarfare that is waged to conquer and occupy another state (Napoleonic)Limited WarGain an objective short of total surrender and occupation of the enemy (Iraq 1991)Civil WarA war between factions in a state trying to create or prevent a new governmentGuerrilla WarWarfare without frontlines, often with irregular forcesLevel 1 AnalysisIndividual Level (Leaders, Important People)Level 2 AnalysisDomestic Level (Ideology, Domestic Policy)Level 3 AnalysisSystematic Level (Economic, Technology)Conflicts of IdeasEthnic, Religious and IdeologicalConflicts of InterestTerritorial, Govermermantal, EconomicSelf-DeterminationPeople who identify as a nation should have the right to create a state and exercise sovereigntyEthnic CleansingAttempting to destroy a race or ethnicityKinshipA group of related individuals sharing a common ancestorGroup IdentityActing as if a member of your ethnic group is familyEthnocentrismThe tendency to see one's own group in favorable terms and and an out-group in unfavorable termsFundementalistReturn to religion, often extremistIrredentismThe goal of regaining lost territory backSecessionTo create a new state from an existing one