Lecture Notes 1/22/15
Lecture Notes 1/22/15 POLISCI 121
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12215 Political Realism All nations are motivated by national interests Citizens acting as an agent of the state Difference of value of a human life between states Personal morality shouldn t interfere with your state a You should follow a higher value of the state b Swear to defend and uphold the constitution against enemies of the state 5 To be killed or kill Not murder it sjust killing PWN Interests Vs Values 1 What is a nationstate a a particular political agent b Started emerging on the European continent i gained legitimacy and power ii Nationstate of Spain destroys Aztec Empire 1 Starts colony and transforms it into a nationstate called Mexico c Institution of nationstate spreads across the planet d High seas are free of being labelled a nationstate no one can claim the high seas 2 Antarctica is supposed to be a place owned by all of humanity a However some states have claimed over certain territories for scientific study 3 North Pole ice starts melting a Oil and energy companies are interested in resources b nationstates in competition to claim rights for land amp resources in the North Pole 4 Nation gt emotional ties that bind the people together Language Culture History 5 State gt Has to be regarded as in control 0 What defines an American Is the US a nationstate o Abiding by the constitution is the technical definition of the state I But what makes an American I Where does your loyalty stand 0 America could not exist without immigration 0 However in recent times a lot of people are opposed to immigration National Interest 1 2 Territorial Integrity a Territorial Boundaries need to be neatly defined in order to have a state i Palestine can not be defined because the lines are not neatly defined Sovereignty a Does the state have control b 1861 US ceased to have a single state 1865 a unified state returned c A different Sovereignty exists inside each border of a state 1648 Treaty of Westphalia Introduced the idea of popular sovereignty can t intervene in order to help people of your faith in another territory no outsider can change those laws or act against the laws 0 even if they are discriminatory Internal affairs of the state is sacred Next Lecture Why do conflicts occur between nationstates
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