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Class 1 - International Systems Feudal System (Lords and...

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International Systems Feudal System (Lords and peasants) - Overlapping authorities at local level, no central authority at system-level o Lords and kings tax peasants - Almost always autocratic o Peasants have no power - Rule is very decentralized o No common legal system (arbitrary/unpredictable) Imperial System (Rome) - Central authority at system-level controls the policy of its peripheral states o Core-periphery - System can combine autocracy and democracy, but always contains autocracy o England is democratic, but in India it is autocratic or France in 19 th C. - While there is central authority, gov functions are decentralized o Several overlapping legal systems Anarchic System (current) - Several states interact with each other, with no central authority at system-level - Some states are democratic, others autocratic - Rule is centralized within states o Each state has its own legal systems - Anarchy is not chaos - Anarchy means lack of central gov o States can’t call 911 Anarchy World Government
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