The Int'l System
characterized by anarchy (absence of sovereighn authority.
Heley Bull described it as "anarchical society".
- it is a society of nation-states (or state-nations)
These states are sovereign- Sovereign equality of states
legitimak under int'l law
They have int'l personality
nation-states vs. state-nations
nation defines the state / state defines nation.
nation makes up the state./ state creates nation.
nation is ethnically defined
America is not ethically defined/Most African states.
Imperialism - Empire building
Marxist - Economic stagnation
-Result of imperialism
-smaller & weaker
Colonies acquired for 3 Gs *Glory (power) *Gold (eco.)* God (christianity) -Africa/Asia
-United states did not conquer Africa and Asia
- England & France - Greatest colonialists
-Fahoda - Village in sudan
-Oto Van Bismark - Chancellor of Germany
- Berlin conference was the division of Africa
- Lobbyists - Foreign
-Office of N.S.
CONSIDER TAKING SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY NEXT SEMESTER!
Iron triangle - lobby - com. - mil
October 24, 2011
War & Strife
- just or unjust wars.
- wars of self defense.
- against genocide
- sanctioned by the U.N.
Royalists v. revolutionaries
October 26, 2011
Liberal view of the individual vs. Realist view of the individual. Rational - gain security by force or by other means
Competative, greedy & kniving - Thomas HobbsN
No trust between states Trust your power...