Structural Power by Susan Strange

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  • STRUCTURAL POWER
    • DEFINED by Susan STRANGE as:
      • 'The POWER to DECIDE how things should be DONE, to SHAPE FRAMEWORKS within states, that relate to each other, people or corporal enterprises
    • 4 primary STRUCTURES of power:
      • 1). KNOWLEDGE
        • This is where BELIEFS are INFLUENCED
          • E.g. Media in the USA/N.Korea
      • 2). FINANCIAL
        • This is where INVESTMENT is CONTROLLED
      • 3). SECURITY
        • This SHAPES DEFENCES & STRATEGIC ISSUES
      • 4). PRODUCTION
        • This affects ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  & PROSPERITY
    • STRANGE argues that the SAME STATES do not necessarily need to DOMINATE ALL AREAS
      • However, she also argues that their STRUCTURAL POWER may VARY ACROSS them all
    • Highlights IMPORTANCE of INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

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