POL208Y1 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: The Need, American Imperialism, Legal Positivism

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5 Dec 2012

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Political and critical connection to images and pop culture. The need for analytical tools: sylvie & bruno. Building models for reality social science. Models include implicit fundamental assumptions on what matters most. There is always more than 1 way, more than 1 way to cut a cake. Eg maps are a model of reality. Defenestration = to throw someone out a window. A people, a territory, a bureaucracy, the king (authority) as a legal entity. Monopoly over the functions of the state in a defined territory, excluding all external intervention (over the legitimate use of force) The right to conduct foreign relations and sign treaties. Non-intervention not challenge but to protect. Does not go above states but between them. Where sovereignty (internal or external) is contested = trouble. Contestation from inside = failed states and civil wars (think congo, yugoslavia, somalia etc) Contestation from outside = no recognition (think taiwan, afghanistan)

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