June 1 2011 - International Actors: States and Other...

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International Actors: States and Other Players on the World Stage Outline Controversy: Will Nation-States be Replaced as the Primary Actors in World Politics? The Concept of Nation-state and State-building The Peace of Westphalia in 1648 Sovereignty and Anarchy Development of Modern State System Nonstate Actors in Contemporary System Intergovernmental Organizations Nongovernmental Organizations Key Questions How did the modern state system evolve? How can we define sovereignty? What is the relationship between sovereignty and anarchy in international system? Why some states are more equal than others in international system? What are some important non-state actors in contemporary world politics? Nation-State Nation : a people who feel themselves part of some large identity group Nationalism : complex set of psychological, cultural, and social forces that drive the formation of a nation State : a legal entity consisting of a government that manages the affairs of a population in a given territory
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course POLI 315 taught by Professor Licht during the Summer '11 term at South Carolina.

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