State Behavior In International System

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Introduction:-
States are critical actors because they have power, which is the ability not only to influence others but to control outcomes so as to produce results that would not have occurred naturally.
That power helps the state to face any change occur in international system. As international system changes according to the circumstances which alter the international phenomena like economy, politics even literature. That leads to the shift in balance of power, which change a state’s behavior and attitude towards the other states.

State behavior:-
As state is the rule over a defined or "sovereign" territory. It is comprised of an executive, a bureaucracy, courts and other institutions. And the behavior of state is basically the way to
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I support the later one that the position of state in international system and its relative power decides the state’s behavior. The first idea is supported by the theory of classical realism which says that human nature is selfish and the scholars who agreed with this idea like Morgenthau are in the view that the factor that effect the state’s behavior in international system is human nature, he wrote that politics, like society in general, is governed by objective laws that have their roots in human nature (MORGENTHAU, 1948). It is a very basic building block on which the building of IR is standing, it causes the states to act in a certain way which means the egoistic behavior of states is just a reflection of its people because human nature is inherently…show more content…
Firstly, the international system’s ordering principle is anarchy. This simply means that there is no such thing as a world government; there is no higher authority above the main units that exist in the system – the states. Furthermore, this results in an international system that is essentially a self-help system consisting of states that are autonomous, functionally undifferentiated actors each of which must always be prepared to fend for itself. The main point is that, under anarchy, each and every state by and large operates on its own without having recourse to any higher authority. The second defining principle of the structure of international politics is the distribution of capabilities across the units inhabiting the international system. Capabilities, or power, vary significantly between states; states, though functionally undifferentiated, are differentiated according to how much power they possess. Variations in power yield variations in the types and magnitude of structural constraints that states face, thereby effectuating variation in how states behave (or should behave). So basically power decides the state’s way to act and behave not the internal characters. The competition among the states to maximize their power and score points predict their position in international relations which leads to the change in state behavior. According to Neorealism, if
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