Lecture 2 Generic concepts

Lecture 2 Generic concepts - Lecture 2 Generic Concepts I...

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Lecture 2 Generic Concepts I. Generic concepts 1. The idea of the state the state : “a community with well-defined territorial boundaries administered by a single government.” U.S gov. is divided between state and federal gov Government: “the human intervention by which societies are ruled and binding rules are made”. i.e. set speed limits State or nation most important unit in war politics Characteristics of the state 1) centralized regulation of important aspects of social life i.e. taxation Weber: The state is a human community that claims the legitimate monopoly of the use of physical force within a given territory founder of modern socialality Rise of the modern state from end of medieval violence; where they hired private soldiers to protect their lands and holdings. State building and the end of privately-provided violence (think about Iraq) In Iraq they can’t build a state because they have no legitimacy or authority or power to protect their people from the random violence. 2) state as territorially bounded i.e. should have its territory to govern - State and government: What is the difference? State needs government to govern…government needs states to have something to govern -- Is it possible to have a government without a state? Yes, Tibet has a gov. in exile while China rules their land
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