World Politics: Ideologies in the 3 Levels of Analysis

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INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM LEVEL: I see idealism playing the major role on the international level since it delivers concepts set by actors of how the world should be by proposing mutual benefits with other nations to better one’s own country, unite internationally to raise standards of living, and put an end to social, economic, and political repression for all states. Conferences, like the Millennium Summit, call for the freedom from fear and wanting. This is strongly supported by the leaders of countries ranging from the U.S. to Nigeria. It’s not easy to say that politics has absolutely nothing to do with idealism since the whole purpose of idealism can been seen through international organizations such as the former League of Nations (1919-1946) and todays United Nations (1945-present). They encourage the idealistic thoughts and solutions toward international issues to solve present and future social, economic, and political issues. Though the concept sounds great, it’s not all plausible for the fact that the U.N. enforces financial pressure upon nations such as the United States, Japan, and Germany, because the organization’s regular and peacekeeping budget continues to increase at a rapid rate. To the U.N., the contributions by the U.S. for these two budgets are considered mandatory and not voluntary, which can lead to individuals of that particular state purposing constructive and realistic ideas that would push for secession from the U.N. for such use and abuse of the U.S. funding, particularly in the United States’ current economic recession. Idealism is not completely dead in the international level of politics today. When the occasion calls for it, it can still become effective, as it did with Nelson Mendela’s persistent quest for equality of blacks and whites in South Africa, which is a reminder of the noble potential of idealism in the international
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