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24 Cards in this Set

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league of nations
predecessor to united nations
When was the united nations founded?
Who is the current secretary general?
Where is he from?
Bon Kimoon

South Korea
How is the Secretary General selected?
- Security council nominates a person

- UN General assemblies must approve or disapprove

- UN superpowers must approve
Number of countries in the EU
Treaty on European Union (1993)
called for increased political integration
moral absolutionism

( 2 points)
- Immanuel Kant

- means must be moral, despite the goal
- morality should never be the guide of human actions
jus ad bellum

(4 points)
1) War is a last resort

2) Declared by legitimate authority

3) Waged in Self defense

4) Fought for peace
jus in bello
just conduct in war
believe that rights are relative to culture
moral prudence

(2 points)
- idea that there is a middle ground between amorality and moral absolutism that acts as a guide for human actions

- says change is possible
sources of inernational law

(3 points)
- treaties

- international courts

- common law
number of judges in ICJ
ICJ averages ____ cases per year
proscriptive rights
things that the government cannot do to a person
prescriptive rights
government's oblgation to supply individuals with basic necesities
Systems Level
power imbalances among major countries
States Level
efforts of states to seek or maintain power
individual level
personal ambitions of country leaders cause conflict
Four worries of the military industrial complex
1) target for terrorism

2) creates temptation to attack

3 creates insecurity in other countries

4) hurts economy
Reasons for growth of IGOs
1) increased international contact

2) Increased global interdependence

3) expansion of transnational problems

4) failure of current country-level systems to provide security

5) gaining strength through joint action

6) success of IGOs
Voting in General Assembly
One country, one vote
Voting in IMF and World Bank
Weighted voting: based on population and donations