The State, Power, Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

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THE STATE: Power, Diplomacy and Foreign Policy Mingst, Chapter 5 POL 214, Winter 2008
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State versus Nation? State – independent legal entity with a government exercising exclusive control over the territory and population it governs Nation – a collectivity whose people see themselves as members of the same group b/c of shared ethnicity, culture or language Nation-state: Myth or reality?
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Contending Views of the State Realists Autonomous unitary actor, constrained only by the anarchy of the system and guided by national interest defined in terms of power Liberals A process of competing interests and multiple sources of power (pluralist arena) Constructivists A socially constructed entity where national interest are ideational and constantly evolving
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Ability to influence other actors, control outcomes Multifaceted Many kinds: hard vs. soft Relative, relational Currency of International Relations A means or an end? Both objective and subjective
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POL/HIST 252 taught by Professor Hudson/palermo during the Spring '08 term at University of Dayton.

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