ISS 1.16.08 - January 16, 2008 Power and the National State...

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January 16, 2008 Power and the National State I. Nature and purpose of the state a. The state and its purposes b. What, under international law, are the conditions required for states to be recognized i. Look at people and territory (before looking at gov’t) 1. Territory 2. People 3. does the government effectively control people and territory c. U.S. recognition policy before and after Woodrow Wilson i. Said it was the policy of the United States to not recognize a territory if it came to power through violence II. National Power a. The nature of power i. Can count number of troops, size of regime etc. . but not always good indicator of power ii. An inclination to gain more power iii. Hitler Germany 1. example of running away with power 2. humiliated after WWI and “redeemed” itself b. The Characteristics of power III. Political organization: Theories of state governance a. Authoritarian Theories b. The spread of democracy IV. National Diplomacy a. Diplomacy as applied power b. The context of diplomacy V. The conduct of diplomacy a. Diplomacy as communication
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ISS 325 taught by Professor Malloy during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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ISS 1.16.08 - January 16, 2008 Power and the National State...

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