A Weaker Nation-State System Results in Peace Persuasive Essay by Colin ARMSTRONG

A Weaker Nation-State System Results in Peace
The author of this paper postulates that the trend towards globalization has reduced the risk of global and national conflicts across the world.
# 112606 | 1,090 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 | US


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According to the author of this paper, the pursuit of cooperation and peace in the international system is an unending quest. In the paper, he states that there seems to constantly be a threat of the breakout of war in at least some part of the world but that, after the Cold War and with globalization seemingly shrinking the size of the world, the threat of the outbreak of war has lessened. His premise is that globalization and the deepening of interdependence among the societies of the world, has been the main contributor to this increase in peace. The paper attempts to prove this premise.

From the Paper:

"Realist theorists also disagree with the idea that the cooperation globalization provides brings peace. Realists believe "laissez-faire competition among states striving to maximize their national power yields an international equilibrium, which ensures everyone's survival by checking hegemonic ambitions." (Kegley and Raymond, 204). This unregulated competition between states, realists argue, forces states to create alliances to protect themselves. It is these alliances that bring peace to the international system, not cooperation. With the constant balancing of alliances, countries are able to keep each other in check, which provides the much needed cooperation in the international system. The cooperation that globalization provides produces nothing more than interactions between states, surely not peace."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kegley, Charles W. Jr., and Raymond, Gregory A., The Global Future: A Brief Introduction to World Politics, Wadsworth, Belmont, California, 2005.
  • Scott, Bruce R., "The Great Divide in the Global Village", as published in Essential Readings in World Politics, Second Edition, ed. Mingst, Karen A., and Snyder, Jack L., W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 2004.
  • Stiglitz, Joseph E., "The Way Ahead", as published in Essential Readings in World Politics, Second Edition, ed. Mingst, Karen A., and Snyder, Jack L., W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 2004.

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