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System, State, or Individual: Gaming Levels of Analysis in International Relations


System, State, or Individual: Gaming Levels of Analysis in International Relations

Abstract: 

Students often struggle to grasp how examining international phenomena at the systemic, state, or international level of analysis can yield different understandings or perspectives. To help students understand the dynamics at the different levels of analysis, we suggest the use of several short games that make students be “lab rats in their own experiments.” In this article, we discuss the mechanics of three short games we play with our students. We offer our qualitative impressions of the impact of these games on the understanding of the students.

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Asal, Victor, Inga Miller, and Charmaine N. Willis. "System, State, or Individual: Gaming Levels of Analysis in International Relations." International Studies Perspectives (October). https://academic.oup.com/isp/advance-article/doi/10.1093/isp/ekz018/5587639

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Victor Asal
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