IR Chapter 1-1 Spring 2014 student

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Unformatted text preview: coercion, mutually agreed upon” (government) 12 12 Particular Problem in IR In international arena there is no central authority to enforce the common (international) good Strong impetus for states to protect sovereignty and own interests In tension with the need for international cooperation E.g. dealing with climate change, human rights within borders (Syria) Children who survived chemical attack in Syria Three Principles Offer Solution to Collective Goods Problem Dominance – power hierarchy, hegemon Reciprocity – rewards and punishments in response to behavior of others • At core of IR, basis of IR norms Identity – investment in outcomes for other members of your community; willingness to “sacrifice” 14 14 III. Concepts of Nation and III. State State (country): • Territorial entity • Government • Population • Sovereignty Nation: Tunisia’s coats of arms & flag • Group of people – shared sense of identity • Common identity • Shared fate Hopi people of Arizona 15 15 Nation-States/Post-colonial Era Nation­state: • Shared identity coincides with state • Nationalism De­colonization: War in Kosovo – Cold War state of Yugoslavia may have held off ethnic rivalries • Colonization – created “pre­states” with competing national identities • Authoritarian governments held off ethnic conflict OR historically peaceful relations turn to conflict via politics • Decolonization – eruption of conflict 16 16 Examples – Nations, Sta...
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