Jun 16, 2015
Should Internationalism be pursued?
20-2 Related Issue #3
The Big Picture (Page 197)
• What is the main idea of the section titled “The Big Picture”?
• What are some factors that have encouraged people to become more connected?
• How are national and international interests connected?
• Why might people have different ideas about what internationalism means?
What motivates nations to become involved in international affairs?
Nations have a variety of motives that are the basis for the actions they take in the world (foreign policy). Some motives include:
• Peace• Security• Prosperity• Prestige• Promote an ideology
Nations can use a number of methods to interact with each other. Some include:
• Treaties and Agreements• Diplomacy• Sanctions• Alliances• Confrontation/Conflict• International Law
There are consequences to the actions nations take internationally! Some include:
• New social roles and attitudes• Territorial changes• New economic and political relations
• Needs• Wants• Isolationism• Unilateralism• Bilateralism• Multilateralism• Supranationalism
Hierarchy of Needs• How might involvement in
international affairs, for example, help a nation-state fulfil the basic survival and safety and security needs of its citizens?
• What might happen if a nation or nation-state suddenly couldn’t meet a basic survival need of its citizens?
• What kind of events might cause such a sudden change?
• How might sudden changes in one nation-state affect the rest of the international community?
Nation States and Involvement in International Affairs
Figure 9-12 – Page 210