POL 101W Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Nato, Military Of Mali, Ethnic Nationalism

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Week 2: chapter 2: the nation-state and globalization. Sovereign: not controlled by another country and are self-governing within their borders. Number of territories are controlled by another country and are not fully self-governing: bermuda by uk, puerto rico by us. State: an independent, self-governing political community whose governing institutions have the capability to make rules that are binding on the population residing within a particular territory. State can be viewed as a more extensive and permanent expression of the political community than the government. State is the more enduring institution that structures and governs: government changes and uses institutions of the state to implement policy. Government: the set of institutions that makes decisions and oversees their implementation on behalf of the state for a particular period of time. Canadian state includes the canadian government, governments of provinces, military and police forces, employees and state owned corporations. States play a major role in modern societies.

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