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Exercise I-1. Core Arguments
This chapter makes four important arguments about international politics. For each argument, consider these corresponding questions.
Argument 1: International affairs are consequences of rational actions.
What does rationality mean? Give an example (real or hypothetical) of a rational action and an example (real or hypothetical) of an action that is not considered to be rational according to the definition presented in the chapter.
Argument 2: International relations cannot be separated from domestic politics or from foreign policy.
What are some domestic political factors that might affect international political actions or choices? Give an example of one of these factors affecting the foreign policy of your country. What are some international political factors that might affect domestic political actions or choices? Again, give a brief example ...