The world has been decimated by a nuclear war between the states formerly known as China, Russia and the United States. Central governments no longer exist; zombies swarm the earth in search of brains to eat. Small groups of survivors have banded together in tribes, trying to fight off zombie attacks. To protect themselves, survivors assume zombie identities. A few survivors have written inspiring haikus to deal with their fear.
A rival tribe threatens the well-being that your tribe, the Jackson 5, is eking out farming a small parcel of land, slowly rebuilding a local economy. The rival tribe, Maroon 5, has threatened to take your tribe’s land unless your surrender. Your tribeâ€™s leader, Janet, has asked your advice. What do you advise? Surrender? Fight? Negotiate? Preemptive attack? Explain your recommendation using one or more theories, and then proceed to the next question about rebuilding society.
First, explain how you would react to the scenario above, using one or more international relations theories to explain your Zombieâ€™s reactions.
Second, briefly explain your vision for international society (anarchy? cooperation?), using one or more international relations theories to explain your perspective. What should the new international system look like? What will become of the zombies?
SLU Class: Introduction: International relations & Zombies
Game Theory and the Walking Dead
Drezner, Daniel W. 2014. Theories of International Politics and Zombies: Revived Edition. Princeton university press, 2014.
The idea is to practice applying theoretical concepts, so donâ€™t forget to reference and explain at least one of the main international relations theories (realism, liberalism and constructivism) in your discussion.
Respond to at least two zombies-in-disguise (classmates). <o:p>