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Agenda setting specific strength in a particular

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agenda setting); specific strength in a particular interest area (e.g. trade) Ability to gain confidence of citizens by providing for their basic needs and insuring order and stability Ability to use international for a to influence the policy actions of rich states; control of commodities (e.g. oil) View of relations with other states Zero-sum competition is the norm; cooperative behavior possible, but national interest still rules Nation-states coordinate their activities and cooperate in specific policy areas; the challenge of common crisis situations requires multilateral efforts Nation-states act according to specific international norms guaranteed by multilateral enforcement institutions Poor states are exploited by rich states. The core states control the international policy agenda and use the poor states to enhance their position in the international hierarchy. The poor states must work together to change the international system. This cooperation is hindered by the tendency for the global powers to create spheres of influence and encourage regional differences.
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Preferred world future The best the world can hope for is a balance of power where stability is guaranteed by deterrence and numerous alliances A community of nation-states, not unlike the European Community, where state members encourage the integration of policymaking authority in specific issue areas; these institutions would encourage cooperative behavior and multilateral efforts aimed at protecting the welfare of citizens throughout the world. A global federation based on human-centric interests, not national interests A more equitable international system and a global political system in which all countries regardless of size, cultural composition or ideological orientation enjoy equal access to decision-making institutions 3. What are the assumptions of the Westphalian system? Why does it work against global problem solving? Why has the Westphlian system survived for so long? Refer to chapter 1 and 2 in BS&O. ANSWER 1 Survival of Westaphalian system – remains dominant because most of the world leaders ascribe to it o We are switching from international relations to world politics, a lot of people don’t like that o Giddens – state has survived because State has monopoly over coercive power The administrative structure of the state has expanded and replicated Provides defining activities (law/order, means of exchange, protect border), accumulation of wealth, redistribution of wealth They make and enforce the rules o How has it adjusted? WWI challenged it Set up League of Nations o 1648 – Westphalian system Legal equality of all states All states are equal under international law Sovereign power over a given territory Can’t just take over a country or change laws Sole representative in international system Can’t represent anything other than the country
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Determine citizenship and rules of citizenship
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