International Theory Sept. 10th

International Theory Sept. 10th - International Theory MWF...

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International Theory MWF – 3:00pm Sept. 10 th 2007 What is an institution? -Laws, rules, formal norms, informal norms Assumptions of Anarchy in International relations theory: A critique (Milner) 1) The international system is best understood by combining elements of anarchy and independence. 2) Domestic and international politics are reduced to a definition solely as the use of force 3) However, government can also include law institutions and legitimacy. Cooperation under Anarchy A. Anarchy means the absence of central authority to enforce states adherence to promise or agreements B. Emphasis is on institutions and authority rather that on force as central to governance C. Order within the state vs. order within the international system Waltz three separate claims about the distinction between politics internationally and domestic politics (centralized authority) A. Anarchy as a lack of central authority implies international politics is a decentralized competition among sovereign equals
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