Why a world state is inevitable by Alexander Wendt_Note

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Why a world state is inevitable by Alexander Wendt                                                     starting at page 504  State is made of two levels of systems… individuals and groups. State – organization possessing monopoly on the legitimate use of organized violence within a society. Four aspects: 1. Monopoly of force – the potential organized violence in unified meaning groups controlling its exercise function as a team. Also called common power. 2. Legitimacy – structure of political power that empowers people to enforce the rules and obligates others to obey. 3. Sovereignty – exclusive right to enforce law of the land. 4. Corporate actor – made up of many individuals and groups, collective identity (“we”). World state is: 1. Emergence of a universal security community - members of the system must no longer routinely perceive each other as physical threats, and expect to settle their disputes peacefully. 2. Universal collective security - if crime does occur, other members of the system must act as if a threat to one is a threat to all. 3. Universal supranational authority – give up sovereignty to make binding and legitimate decisions about the exercise of world common power. To have world state, states would not have to: 1. Give up local autonomy – culture, economy, and local politics don’t need to be collectivized.
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2009 for the course POLI SCI 103 taught by Professor Pevehouse during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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