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contemporary ch 1
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a political unit composed of people, well defined territory, and a government?
It is a sovereign (recognized to be able to make its own domestic and foreign policies)
a group of people with strong emotional, cultural, linguistic, religious, and historical ties
WHAT ARE THE CONTEXTS IN WHICH STATES OPERATE, AND HOW DO THESE CONTEXTS SHAPE OR INFLUENCE THE DECISIONS GOVERNMENTS MAKE?
the context is the constant struggle for power by all states, and at points this can cause tension and other factors that influence their decisions
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR OBJECTIVES AND INTERESTS OF STATES IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, AND WHAT STRATEGIES DO THEY EMPLOY TO ACHIEVE THEM?
the main interest of states is the desire for power of all kinds: economic, political, military, technology, etc.
HOW ARE THE CHOICES MADE BY STATES EXPLAINED?
they are explained by the need of the state to keep the power that they have and to gain more power
3 "THREATS" THAT GET /OR KEEP POWER.
3. to get people to want what you want
the ability to get others - individuals, groups, or nations - to behave in ways that they ordinarily would not
the view that world politics is dominated almost exclusively by state actors
NON-STATE ACTORS (NGO'S)
entities that participate or actors in international relations
They are organizations with sufficient power to influence and cause a change even though they do not belong to any established political institutions of a state
VIOLENT NON-STATE ACTORS
individuals or organizations that have economic, political or social power and are able to influence at a national and sometimes international level do not belong to or ally themselves to an particular country or state.
when is moving from all states, west or east, to non state actors
change of power among states; moving from west to east
THE PRIVATIZATION OF WAR
In 1941 the government of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor... non state actor attacking the United States 2001 killed more Americans killed more American than the government of Japan killed in 1941
to get people to want what you want, without having to use threats or payments
getting people to do what you want through threats and payments
soft power+ hard power
the international system that has only one hegemon (leading country in an international system), dominant state, or great power
the international system that include two hegemons, dominant states, or great powers
the international system that includes several hegemon, dominant states, or great powers
no one is a power, power is chaotically spread
The leading country in an international system.
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