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Wk 2 state sovereignty 2 2009 - State Sovereignty...

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Unformatted text preview: State Sovereignty Unbundling the state What is the state? What is the state? Assumed to be a ‘national­territorial totality’ comprised of: territory, govt, people, society The state is an institution which enjoys ‘the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory’ (Weber) Definitions of the state Definitions of the state ‘A set of administrative, policing and military organisations headed, and more of less coordinated by, by an executive authority’ (Skocpol,1986) Establishment of the modern Establishment of the modern state Charles Tilly, Coercion, Capital and European States AD 990­1990, 1990 State formation based on: “War makes States, States make War” State formation based on: State formation based on: Coercion 2. Capital accumulation Nation­states converged when resources couldn’t easily = warmaking potential 1. State capacity State capacity Micheal Mann, Sources of Social Power, Vol I & II, 1986, 1993. IEMP Model: The ‘polymorphous state’ Ideological power Economic power Military power Political Power State autonomy The state apparatus independent of society? Despotic and Infrastructural power State power: international (& State power: international (& domestic) Strong states Weak States The state in IR The state in IR State evolved through war States have legitimate use of force States have different capacity and adapt to the int system States are viewed as autonomous from society ­ makes them strong or weak ...
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