Kenneth N. Waltz on International Politics - Dictionary of Arguments
Brocker I 632
International Policy/System/State/Waltz: in contrast to the "state" system, the international system does not have a central system-wide authority that stands above the states and could bindingly regulate the relations of the states. This seems paradoxical at first, because the states of the system should strive to guarantee their security by establishing a central authority within the system (1), whose competences included effective means of sanctioning peace criminals.
Problem: At the level of the international system, there would inevitably be a tension between the "headquarters" and individual states with the greatest potential for power.
It follows from this that autonomy or independence, alongside security, are among the primary objectives of state action.
1.Kenneth N. Waltz Theory of International Politics, Reading, Mas. 1979, p. 126
Carlo Masala, „Kenneth N. Waltz, Theory of International Politics” in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Kenneth N. Waltz
Man,the State and War New York 1959
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018