lecture 1 - 1/10/11 Lecture 1: International system=anarchy

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1/10/11 Lecture 1: International system=anarchy Cooperation-incentive to defect in order to benefit yourself (Prisoner’s dilemma) Coordination-incentive to cooperate, but need help reaching solution Study of IGOs -how its organized-like an anarchy Anarchy: absence of global government with no power to enforce what global government says Examples: UN, NATO, EU, IMF -is governance at international level, but no government. -important to question if IOs still matter when no one is in power Example: Non-proliferation, North Korea withdrew UN can’t force them to stay -UN matters in “soft power” norms that you should follow -UN normative power comes from pressure from other organizations (member states) Threat of material pressure (economics) -UN good form of communication keep people accountable, draw attention to certain issues Legitimate-every country a member of it, so it has legitimacy Skeptics-enforcement issues, hard to get treaties passed, power politics (have to convince other members to pass resolutions countries want to protect own self-interests), different in each government member so diverse, hard to find something that fits everyone. -UN Security Council: China doesn’t want to sign, US veto
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