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Lecture 5: International Society INTA 2030: Ethics and International Affairs 2/2/2011
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According to Hedley Bull, anarchy and international society A: Are mutually exclusive B: Are one and the same thing C: Are related in that anarchy makes society more tightly bound D: Are not mutually exclusive
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Two Questions about International Society Hedley Bull wants to know: 1. Does anarchy make international society impossible? a. And, is international society only possible when anarchy goes away because we have a world government? 1. Is international society like domestic society? What are the limits of the “domestic analogy”?
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Doctrines about International Affairs 1. International relations occur in a Hobbesian state of nature (Hobbesian/ Realism) 2. International relations are in a Hobbesian state of nature, and the only way out is to end international anarchy (Kantian/ Revolutionism) 3. International society is a society of sovereign states. The order among sovereign states is different from the order among individuals (Rationalism)
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The International Society Doctrine The third, international society doctrine, sees states in intercourse with one another This interaction modifies interstate relations Description: States cooperate in a society without government Prescription: respect the legal and moral rules upon which the working of the international society depends
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International Society View The international society view is different from the Hobbesian and Kantian views Against Hobbes: States should be limited by legal and moral rules in their inter-relations Against Kant: Rules are not derived from the higher
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