Alternative interpretations of how international relations work. Why actors do what they do.
Governments that have legal sovereignty over a defined territory
the legal notion that states are the ultimate authority and no other state can interfere with their international policies
according to realism a defining feature of the international system (no overarching govt.)
condition in which states and their fortunes are connected to each other
countries where the most advanced economic activities take place and wealth is concentrated
countries where the less advanced economic activities occur and wealth is scarce
the domination of a population and territory by another state
dominant mode of economic production, goods and services are privately owned and distributed in a free market for profit
variation of neo-marxim, core continued to exploit the periphery through neo-imperialism
socially agreed-upon standards and expectations about appropriate behaviors of of states and other international actors
women are inherntly different from men in ways that make their contributions to politics differ greatly
stresses the similarities between men and women to the same rights and responsibilities that men have
large companies doing business globally. Have investments in more than one state.
Transnational, private organizations that have members and activities across state borders