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- Structure of the system is unchanging o Line between internal hierarchy and international anarchy - Unit level analysis - Systems level analysis o Shifts in the distribution of material capabilities - Anarchy hierarchy divide is based off the idea that sovereignty is a fundamental organizing principle in international relations o What is sovereignty? Mutually recognized rights and obligations possessed by states as members of the contemporary international system Not monolithic concept, four aspects Exclusive possession of territory, clearly defined Jurisdiction to rule over all people, final authority Political authority, no foreign interference Regulation of economic activity within territory To be a state is to be sovereign, to be sovereign is to be a state - Three main critiques of Waltz o 1. Neo-liberalism or neo-institutionalism Greater emphasis on de-centralizing the state Robert Keohame is most well known proponent State centric, but recognizes importance of non-state actors
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