Non-state actors, do they matter? To answer this question one must first become familiar with the traditional, historical, and future trends and issues of global politics. Upon analyzing these aspects, one of the most remarkable changes occurring as a result of the dynamics involved in the globalization process is most noticeable and thought provoking, which is the significant growth, both in numbers and in function of non-state actors.
A key concern for the US may be not that non-state actors (NGOs) have become too powerful, but that in many parts of the world the US appears to be losing its grip of assumed power and influence. At the same time, NGOs are strategically rising up, adding weight to the delicate balance of the global playing field, tilting the scale away from the United States and its allies.
[...] The importance of Non-State Actors- A Realists Perspective The Importance of Non-State Actors Non-state actors, do they matter? To answer this question one must first become familiar with the traditional, historical, and future trends and issues of global politics. Upon analyzing these aspects, one of the more remarkable changes occurring as a result of the dynamics involved in the globalization process is most noticeable and thought provoking, which is the significant growth, both in numbers and in function of non-state actors. [...]
[...] The nature of the system has driven states to acknowledge sovereignty as a survival tactic. That is, “These have eroded the divide between national and international systems ...unrealistic to define state sovereignty, as a counter pose to the global system, as these ...., and negotiation of boundaries' states are sovereign because there is no competing governmental authority in the international system” (Biersteker and Weber) ) to “enforce promises or provide protection”(Grieco,). Sovereignty, therefore, entails that the state “decides for itself how it will cope with its internal and external problems” (Waltz). [...]
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