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This video specifically looks at anarchy and the security dilemma in international relations. So here we go! classical approaches to the study of international relations posit that the international system is defined above all by anarchy.
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The simplest answer is no one. Because states are sovereign, no higher authority with the capacity to enforce its decisions exists. States are thus often said to exist in a "self-help environment," meaning they must find ways to enforce agreements they entered into themselves.
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Anarchy & Security
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4 minutes 21 seconds
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The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Upper-intermediate (B2)
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… where we introduced several the foundational concepts to the study of international.
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So here we go classicalto the study of international relations,
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… the international system is defined by theof sovereign states,
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within theboundaries of the state.
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… adjudicate disputes andorder,
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They enteredthemselves.
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… the scope of that on our key varies, depending upon the specific country's.
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… we mightdifferent theoretical approaches to international relations,
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… we'll just focused on the mainstreamwhich assert that the existence of Anarchy in the international system,
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A state feelingby its neighbors.
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decides to expand itsspending other countries respond in a similar manner,
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Here here country a isby neighbors, whom it believes.
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it increases military spending and builds new.
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… and they now feel, asthey could not stand up to country a if it decided to attack them.
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So each of its neighbors makes an apparently rational decision totheir own military responding in response building new …
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… because of thetensions most countries probably feel less secure than they did before they increased military spending.
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That is the security dilemma is a situation in which actions taken by one state to increase their own securityto responses by …
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The security dilemma is a natural outgrowth of the condition of anarchy, which they arguethe international system.
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so becauseof insecurity,
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… a veryintroduction to Anarchy and the security dilemma,
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