Keohane-Nye: Power and Interdependence

pp 7-18

Before you read

I. Think over the following questions

  1. What do you know about the author of the text? What is his contribution to the theory of international relations? Have you read anything by this author before?
  2. Skim the text very quickly and say who it is intended for.
  3. What is the register of the text?

While you read

  • match the collocations from the text:
mutual issues
exceed security
distributional the costs
enhanced policy
potential benefit
obtain control
retain  gains
coherent advantage
  • define the terms:
  1. asymmetrical interdependence
  2. sensitivity patterns
  3. vulnerability dimension