POLS 1500 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Harold Lasswell, Member States Of The United Nations, Network Governance

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Sticks (threats)
Threat of force
Power vs authority
Authority = legitimate or socially approved use of power
Identity = characteristics belonging to an individual or a group, formed in relation to other
individuals or groups
“Politics is who gets what, when, and how” -harold lasswell, 1935
Combatting terrorism
a. Poverty is the root cause of terrorism. Must focus on poverty alleviation and economic
b. Terrorism is caused by lack of democracy
Governance > not government
Formal and informal institutions and processes that guide and control the activities of states and
non states
The state system as hierarchical
Globalisation> the process of increasing interconnectedness among societies such that events
in one part of the world more and more have effects on peoples and societies far away
The good:
Economic transformation
Revolution communications
Global culture - especially in urban areas
Cosmopolitan culture “ think global, act local
Growing material and ideational homogeneity
time/ space collapse
Recognition of global risks
Network governance ( or emergence of global polity)
Network governance:
Large num of interdepened actors
Not state- centric
Horizontal, not vertical (authority is distributed)
Decisions making
The bad the ugly > **lack of accountability in governance **
Multilateral governance > shared amount of decision making
> different kind of powers like > social power celebrity
IGOs > only open to states > examples UN, EU, NATO, IMF G20, UNDP, OECD ,
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