PLS 222-01

A complex system with numerous interacting parts

  • states (1648 Westphalia)
  • MNCs
  • IGOs
  • NGOs
  • individuals
  • nationalism
  • transnational/globalizing forces

traditional nation-state

  • why so persistently important?
    • trade, war & peace
  • definition/characteristics
    • govt
    • people
    • sovereignty
    • territory
    • diplomatic recognition
  • states w/o borders(?)
    • Palestine
  • diplomatic (non)recognition
    • China (Mao ’49)/US
    • Cuba/US
  • danger of failed states
  • types of state (comparative)

Demos

  • Locke
  • consent of the governed
  • “individual” betterment

conservative

  • Hobbes
  • order!

authoritarian

  • fascist
  • communist
  • theocratic

“procedural” democracy

  • promote democracy & econ. devel.
  • US foreign policy

Frances Fukuyama: “End of History”

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