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Ordering the International: Actors, Processes, Structures. Basic Concepts and Analytical Levels of International Relations. Introduction. Perspectives of International Relations. Actor. Structure. Process. Introduction. Actor. Actor. Environment. Who acts ?
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Basic Concepts and Analytical Levels of
Perspectives of International Relations
a)Interaction of Actors
b)Forms, occasions, reasons,
causes, results ?
a)Like processes between actors repeated over time and thus solidified
b) Forms, reasons, consequences ?
Border crossing action
The Billard-Ball-Model of International Politics
Foreign Policy A
Foreign Policy B
Premiss: warfare rests in the horizontal
Air warfare: ballistic carriers and nuclear weapons of mass destruction
cancelsThe modern territorial State – Substrate of the Billard-Ball-Model of International Politics
Premiss: Legitimation of the state by successful completion of its functions: guarantee of law and order domestically and protection against (military)attacks in its external relations
Factors of Change: Development of the forces of production and destruction
Medieval starting point
Gun powder revolution of the late middle ages: development of artillery and distance weapons
Territorial State: hard shell of fortresses round periphery & parallell abolition of independence of interior fortified places by the central power
Fortress protected impenetrability
Strategy military power
Modern State: domestically pacified and externally hard shelled defensible Unit with monopoly of the use of physical force on its territory
Impenetrability based on military, political, legal developments
Air Warfare, in particular ballistic weapons of mass destruction
Military and political impenetrability protected by force
Modern industrial dynamics
Transnational Society (of Actors)
LOOKING AT THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM FROM A RECENT INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS PERSPECTIVE
From the society of states, our focus of attention has consequently shifted to transnational and transgovernmental societies which take the form of boundary-crossing networks amongst individuals and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
The traditional concept of international politics: States as international gatekeepers
= foreign or international societal interactions
= foreign or international political interactions
International & national regimes
MULTILEVEL GOVERNANCE: MAIN ACTORS AND LEVELS OF ANALYSIS
Administration Legislative branch Judiciary system Central state
Domestic groups&issue-specific groups (commercial, religious, and environmental)
Administration Legislative branch Judiciary system Regional/substate unit
Individual cognition; Belief system; Personal and national identity
Flexibly organised common problem solving among different communities from the local via the regional and state to the international level
(and vice versa)
IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Concept covers the mechanisms, agreements, and patterns necessary to insure, in an anarchical international system
* transnational cooperation
* balances (of power/influence)
without formalised and insti-
tutionalised organisations and
governance without government
IN DOMESTIC POLITICS
Concept gains importance in contexts in which political institutions and their decision-makers lose part of their auto-nomy to act; political direction and problem solving has to rely on cooperation of political AND societal actors in networks and negotiation systems (Round Tables etc.)