Global Issues Notes
Global Issues Notes POLS 2401
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International Systems (Main Points) ● System of relationships and interactions between different factors in the international arena ● Each state is autonomous and independent States ● IGOsInternational Governmental Organizations; United Nations ● NGOs NonGovernmental Organizations; Human Rights Watch ● MNCs Multinational Corporations;CocaCola Sovereignty ● A given territory have the absolute and final authority ● Power to rule and make laws within a state’s territory >Internal: no one within the state has the right to challenge the ruler’s power >External: No one outside of a territory has the right to say what should go on with the territory Nationalism ● The doctrine that recognizes the nation as the primary unit of political allegiance International Law (Main Points) What is it? ● A set of rules and obligations that states recognize as binding on each other ● Traditionally state focused ● Relies on recognition by states ● No presumption that all relations between states are regulated by international law Sources of International Law ● Article 38 of the Charter of the International Court of Justice ICJ lists three major sources of international law international conventions establishing rules recognized by the consenting states international custom general principles of law recognized by civilian nations Enforcement of International Law ● enforcement by UN organs ● enforcement by specific treaty organizations ● blended enforcement ● enforcement by individual states ● states rely heavily on voluntary compliance
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