SPS 11.Hafta I.Anfi

SPS 11.Hafta I.Anfi - SPS 11.Hafta I.Anfi Great Power...

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SPS 11.Hafta I.Anfi Great Power States The notion of great power states comes from the following argument: weak states (the so-called 3rd world countries) has very little to say on their prospects. They’re not in control of their relations or power so they are left in the control and mercy of the Great Power states. (The Erdoğan-Bush meeting set a good example. Erdoğan spent an entire week in US with serious hopes, but Bush stayed for just about half an hour in Turkey:) We can also define the Great Powers as the countries with great access to military and economic resources. By economical power we mean the notion that US nad UK –being power states- define the economical structure of the present era: an economical conflict between Us and k can have international effects, not between Turkey and Urugay. Mlitary power is evaluated by the possession of nuclear weapons. The feature of great powers are basically the following. Great Power Politics Fear eachother and always compete with eachother The overriding goal is to maximize its share of global power at the expense of other states. Ultimate aim is to become the hegemon – the only great power in the system. There is always a shift in the balance of these powers and relations can easliy change based on interests. But once one power raiese as the strongest, the conflict can negatively be balanced – that is to say the hegemonia is set. But this is not actuall the situation in modern era and there are various reasosn for these power balance shifts. Great Powers and The International System The absence of International authority States always have some offensivemilitary capabilities States can never be sure about other state’s intentions. These are the reasons why the great powers act the way they do. The strongest arguments
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