2011 World Politics question #2

"Hurricanes are actors in world politics just like sovereign territorial states are. Hurricanes have names, commentators attribute motives and intentions to them, and they clearly affect state policies of all kinds -- just like other actors. Apparently, being 'sovereign' doesn't really matter in world politics." Discuss. Remember that the reading for this week, even though we didn't have class today because of the (public!) holiday, is a historical and conceptual account of the origins of state authority.

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