USE THIS PROMPT FOR BOTH QUESTIONS
1. Create a topic for which there is a debate (THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLASS). 2. Present a thesis, meaning, hypothesis or hypothetical answer to the question. 3. Use levels of analysis to argue both sides of the hypothesis. 4. Provide a conclusion.
Answer the two questions (THESE ARE TWO SEPARATE PROMPTS)
1. Discuss détente. What effect did détente have on the character of the international economic order? On balance would you say that the advent of détente was a net positive or, negative in international economic relations? Was the end of détente, similarly, a net positive or negative? Explain.
2. Discuss the “Nixon Shock.” Using levels-of-analysis discuss what brought it about. In retrospect, do you view the Nixon Shock as a positive or, negative,
development in international monetary relations? Explain. Account for the current state of international monetary relations. Are they an improvement over the “pre-Shock” era? Explain.