“China’s mix of economic engagement and soft power has spurred some fears that western
influence in developing regions will thereby by diminished.. Many Americans in particular are
concerned about losing strategic influence in Asia” Center for strategic and International Studies.
“There is really remarkable, rapid shift of power and influence from the US to China.. Today
china has not only a more vigorous economy, but actually a better functioning government that
the US” Geogre Soros, 2010
The key point, the rise of chains economy, the chains hard power and soft power and the decline
of Americas power, has serious implication to international system. Chinas rise and Americas
decline, is the transformation of the international system.
THE international System
•Sovereighnty – Treaty of Westphalia ( we live in the world of borders, we live in the
system of states, it is this boreders taht demarkes the nations and countries, this nations
states have governments that tax you, there are rules adn laws, and these nation states
defend their borders.) We live in a system in which we respect each others borders.
Respecting each others rules and laws,
Sovereighty means, respect everyones border.
•Power and the distribution of power ( there are different dimansions of power, economic,
military adn hard adn soft power, but the core diffiniton of power is the ability to
influence others, thats POWER. I use my power to make you richer, to protect you, to
legitimate you. The other way of power is like a Stick, both are an influe to get others to
do something u want them to do.
Uneven distribution of Power,
•Anarchic international system ( we live in anarchic international system, an absence of the
world government, as citizens we are loyal to our nation state, there is no world
government, UN is not world government. There is no world police force, no international
taxation system. But we have anarchy, in which the best is to ORDER, it is a system of
ordering, though it is fragile, ex. IRAQ invading Kuwait,