New PDF release: Institutions for the Common Good: International Protection

By Bruce Cronin

Bruce Cronin develops a conception that hyperlinks foreign balance with development in development a cohesive overseas order. He examines how states try and offer for foreign balance via developing foreign safeguard Regimes — multilateral associations designed to guard sincerely outlined sessions of individuals inside of sovereign states. Cronin argues that, within the aftermath of significant systemic alterations, states try and create overseas orders by means of regulating the connection among governments and their populations, rather in newly shaped and reorganized states.

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33 At the same time, the stability of the nation-state system requires a legitimizing principle for sovereign statehood. Without some standard for determining how territory, populations, and authority would be distributed, it would be impossible to sustain a state system. 34 The distribution 31 32 33 34 Although as David Armstrong has demonstrated, new entrants such as revolutionary states can also influence the direction of world politics by introducing new principles of order. ” See his Revolution and World Order (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996).

Chapter 4 focuses on the efforts by West European leaders to create a regional liberal order after World War II, based on the principles of democratic governance, the rule of law, and economic cooperation. It shows that these leaders believed that this could only be maintained by the proliferation of liberal states in the region. In order to facilitate this form of political organization, European institutions developed a concept of European citizenship and sought to empower individuals through a complex and extensive system of human rights protections.

As a result, core states within international society are more likely to act on behalf of the collectivity in cases where the cohesion and progress of the society is at stake. As I will argue in chapter 2, international protection regimes help promote the progress and cohesion of a regional or international political order by creating stability within the participating states. This is the primary factor motivating their creation. Argument and alternative explanations In the following pages, I will argue that international protection regimes emerge from within international society when the leaders of the major powers believe it to be necessary for the cohesion and stability of a regional or international political order that they value.

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