This 12 page report discusses the concept of international power
can and the ways in which it is developed and manifested in the
context of economic or military superiority. How that power is
then applied has meaning for people, politics, and international
development across virtually all divisions of the socioeconomic
and social spectrum of life. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Introduction The concept of power is most often one that must be thought of as fundamentally subjective. What one person or unique group of people perceives as power may
have little relevance to others perceptions of power. For example, public policy-making has become primarily an outgrowth of the political system in the United States rather than truly a
functional power. The political system, while ascertaining that it is an essential aspect of democratic choice and the voice of the people has undeniably become a battleground that, by
definition, means winners and losers. Therefore, power becomes associated with politics rather than policy. Carrying the analogy a logical step further illustrates that the winners are those with the
resources (read "finances") to win. The same holds true in the international arena. Likewise, the concept of international power can also be developed and manifested in the context of
economic or military superiority. How that power is then applied has meaning for people, politics, and international development across virtually all divisions of the socioeconomic and social spectrum of life.
The development an well-being of the entire population can, and often is, determined by virtue of that nations position in the international scheme of the world at any gfiven
point in time. Keylor repeatedly makes this point as he illustrates the constant changes in the international power structure of the world throughout the 20th century.The nature of the
international system; the functions of ideology and diplomacy in world politics; and the actual formation and implementation of the foreign policies of the Great Powers of the world have led
to the existence of the 21st century world as it is known in its beginning years. Nonetheless, different parts of the world have not been able to overcome their