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Technological innovation, international norms War is becoming obsolete due to international norms against the use of force Today’s military tech too powerful and destructive What is missing from global explanation? The relationship between the westphalian system and war Charles tilly once argued “war makes the state and the state makes the war” Sovereign states conduct war War allows the state to consolidate power domestically, rally citizens to fight, manufacture patriotism, and generally make the state stronger. Tilly’s argument suggests state benefit from war in terms of solidifying their domestic authority and legitimacy. The importance of noting this is that not everyone views war as a failure in conflict resolution between two or more actors. Conflict of Ideas Nationalism is an identification with and devotion of interests to one's nation
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psc 321 chapter 5 2/19 The nation is comprised of a large group of people who share in this national identity, with common ancestry, language, and culture. The “nationalism ideal” three propositions 1) Humanity is divided into nations 2) The nations are known by certain characteristics that can be ascertained 3) The only legitimate type of government is national self-government Around 1500 countries like France and Austria began binding nations together in single states. States create nations, nations create states. Perennialism V. Modernism Cultural v. political community, immemorial v. communication based. Nationalism Ernest Gellner (Nations and Nationalism, Thought and change): Defines nationalism as a political principle that holds the political and the national should be congruent. Likely to occur alongside the transition from agrarian to industrial society. Benedict Anderson Imagined Communities Nations are socially constructed communities that are imagines by those who perceive themselves to be part of that group. European Nation-states formed around “print language” “It is imagined because the members of even the smallest nation will never know most of their fellow members, meet them, or even hear of them, yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion” (Anderson 1991)
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