what degree is the information provided consistent with Waltz’s theory of international relations?
In the last few months, states have been trying to agree on plans to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, which are believed to contribute to climate change. Negotiations have occurred both bilaterally (between two countries) and multilaterally (among many countries). Last year, there was an international summit in Lima; this year there will be a major summit in Paris. Below are a handful of articles written about these developments.
- To what degree is the information provided consistent with Waltz’s theory of international relations?
- To what degree is the information provided consistent with Keohane’s theory of internationalrelations?
- Guidelines Length: The essay should be 4-5 full pages in length. Please number the pages. There is no need for a fluffy introductory paragraph. Just give the reader your analysis.
- Format: Your essay should be stapled and double-spaced, with 1-inch margins (the same as this page) and 12-point Times New Roman font. Note that the default in Word is 1.25-inch margins.
- Scope: This is not a research paper. You are not expected to draw on literature other than the books by Waltz and Keohane that we have discussed in class and the news reports below. You do not need to know anything more about the topic than what is provided below. Remember to stick to the topic. The question is not about your view of the issue; it is about how the two authors would be able to explain the facts below in light of their Textual grounding: Make sure your argument is grounded in the two books. Support your argument with explicit references to particular passages/sections/chapters from the texts. Information you got in the lectures should be supported explicitly by the texts themselves. I recommend using good, short quotations from the texts every now and then. Anytime you reference an argument that the author makes, you must provide a citation. As long as you are referencing Waltz or Keohane, you do not need to provide a full citation.
- Example: Keohane asserts that hegemony is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for the emergence of cooperation among states (5).