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Lecture 4 Internatio - Lecture5: INTA2030: The Pur posive Concept I nt er nat ional societ y is about t he joint pur suit of shar ed ends I nt er

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Lecture 5: International Association INTA 2030: Ethics and International Affairs 1/28/2011
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2 Modes of International Association The Purposive Concept International society is about the joint pursuit of shared ends International society exists only to the extent that there is cooperation in this pursuit Based on instrumental practice The Practical Concept International society is about the shared observance of a morality or system of laws International society exists to the extent that restrictions on how each may pursue individual purposes Based on authoritative practice
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The Purposive Concept of Association The state is an enterprise whose purpose is the promotion of the common interests of its members The key to all relationships (even relationships like families) is found in the benefits anticipated in exchange and cooperative behavior The “binding-ness” of relationships is each individual’s interest in what association can provide Wants satisfied, beliefs reaffirmed, interests protected, goals achieved Rules are adopted as instruments of the pursuit of particular ends In purposive terms, international society is the association of states or individuals joined in a cooperative venture to promote common ends Trade organizations, ideological organizations, exhibit
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Purposive Association Alone? But, is purposive association the only mode of international association? Is it possible that there are associations that pursue divergent as well as shared purposes? Can there be durable relations even among adversaries? Some associations aren’t based on shared purposes but on common practices and rules that are capable of providing a unifying bond Customary international law, moral traditions These practices regulate, and also define and facilitate international relations
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Lecture 4 Internatio - Lecture5: INTA2030: The Pur posive Concept I nt er nat ional societ y is about t he joint pur suit of shar ed ends I nt er

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