PLIR 1010

PLIR 1010 - P LIR 1010- Lecture 1 Main themes: - War- U...

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PLIR 1010- Lecture 1 Main themes: - War- Uphold law and order - Protectionism - Enforce trade contracts - Environmental problems- protect common resources There is no central international government to tackle these issues. Inter-state system- (Q1) What is a state? Four conditions: I) Territorial boundaries (Except Yemen before July 2000) II) Stable population (Except the Masai nomadic tribe between Kenya and Tanzania) III) A central authority (hierarchy) with a monopoly on military force (Except Monaco, Andorra, Costa Rica, and Liechenstein who all do not have a military) IV) Diplomatic recognition by other states (Except Transkei which was recognized only by South Africa (eventually lost status) and Taiwan which is not recognized by the US and many others yet still behaves as if it is independent) (Q2) What are the origins of the interstate system? The peace of Westphalia in 1648 which ended a Thirty Years’ (religious) War. The culmination established monarchs as sovereign rulers (complete self governing autonomy within one’s
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course PLIR 1010 taught by Professor Secsher during the Spring '11 term at UVA.

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