1.25 - States Typically viewed as most significant actors...

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States Typically viewed as most significant actors in IR, but that view has been challenged w/ rise of non-state actors Vary in terms of political system, size of territory and population, wealth, military strength Characteristics of the Modern State A legally recognized entity that has: Territory A population A government and rigme Sovereignty\ A political/functionally entity that has institutions and power to carry out its primary functions Creates enforces, and (re)interprets policies and laws Ensures general welfare of the population and provides public goods Maintains civic national culture International INGOs Transnational Corporations (TNCs) Transnational Social Movements (TSMs) Collective group of people operating across state boundaries, most of which are not members of states and comprising more than one NGO, that --Are in sustained, contentious interaction against specific target(s): elites, states, IOs, dominant values/ideologies, etc. Have shared or parallel goals or issues that concern them
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