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School of Environment
Mairi Mac Donald

Thursday, March 22, 2011 Prof. MacDonald ENV222HS The state - international Final Paper this is a research paper - based on a certain quantity of research there is a total of six references required (marks taken off for less than that) The Role of the State in global and domestic issues world politics: government rests within states and therefore win the border of states Due to sovereignty there is no global governance How in this anarchic society do we ever see cooperation? globalization: at its core - technological changes means that we can move goods and services fairly quickly and fairly cheaply difficulty: our ability to co-ordinate is impeded bc states can only govern within their own borders co-operating in order to achieve security countries had to reach agreements to allow trade and commerce to cross borders it is in the interest of each state to co-operate all of the forms of global cooperation are driven by the self-interest of each state also faced wthe collective problem (one problem crosses borders) The tragedy of the commons (will be in the exam) basic premise is that nobody can achieve their basic interestobjective by acting rationally alone. they need a system of rule to protect the resource, and to have cooperation they need to act together when faced wa problem they cannot solve by themselves e.g. global warming the wrinkle: not all states have the same interests thus they do not have the same modes of co- operation (different approaches) youve got the basic model of rational co-operation but the wrinkle is the difference of self- interests there is this internal process win each state to define those interests, thus there is an internal problem governing: what the state can do
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