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Videos: Prologue and Chapter One

July 1, 2011

This post contains video materials for the prologue and chapter one of the text.

Prologue

The story of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, New York City.

Professor Stephen Krasner discusses changes and continuity since September 11, 2001.

Chapter One

Neville Chamberlain’s brief speech after returning to London from Munich in 1938.

John Cleese’s version of Neville Chamberlain’s return to London from Munich in 1938.

President George W. Bush speaking of democratic elections in Iraq, January 30, 2005.

Professor Robert Jervis speaking on how he became interested in international relations and on the role of misperception in international affairs.

A modern re-enactment of the negotiations between the Athenians and the Melians as reconstructed by Thucydides, the ancient Greek historian of the Peloponnesian War.

Description of the realist ideas of Niccolò Machiavelli and the influence of “The Prince.”

Professor Richard Betts on “realism” and its several variants.

Professor Joseph Nye comparing realism and liberalism.

Professor Robert O. Keohane describes the nature of theory and the utility of neoliberal institutionalism.

Professor Barry Buzan discusses “security” from a constructivist perspective.

Professor Bueno de Mesquita, reflecting the “scientific” approach to global politics in which one seeks to identify patterns, explains the incentives behind suicide bombers in Iraq and anti-American insurgents who suddenly became loyal defenders of American interests.

This is an amusing breezy explanation of science and scientific theory.

A brief synthesis of the key elements in Marxist theory.

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