Flashcards in Session 10 Deck (6):
What do we mean by “territoriality”?
i. As a “container of power”
ii. Sovereignty (emancipation = self-determination)
iii. Age of nation-states
iv. International relations = relations among states
- Charles Maier
- Territoriality = Control & exploitation of space
Which international issues of the modern era had an inner “transnational dimension”?
i. Capital & finance
iii. Peoples & Migration
iv. Health & Medicine
Why was there a major change between the late 1960s and the early 1980s?
i. Technological breakthroughs (e.g. Communications):
- Networks & interaction more important than space
ii. Interdependence & erosion of state sovereignty
iii. Age of fracture: weakening of state institutions/legitimacy & centrality of the individual
What were the possible examples of this transformation?
a. Nuclear Weapons (lecture 8)
b. Capitals & Finance (lecture 9)
c. Human Rights
What are human rights?
a. Definition? Pliable term: Vagueness of broad umbrella
b. Teleology? [from 1789 to 1948 to the 1970s to today?]
i. UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
1. “rights inherent to all human beings”
2. “equally entitled… without discrimination”