Ordering of States

Ordering of the States

  Order relates to many different people, places, businesses, organisation and systems. In this assignment I will explain how order and disorder works on an international scale. I will explain what a state is and assess if on an international level the relationships between states are ordered.

  A state is made up of many different governing authorities. At the core of the state is the government, the government has control of territory and the population of its nation that other organisations of the state don’t have. It also has coercive powers to ensure that government rules are followed and order is maintained. Other organisation that stem from the government that make up the state are the police and justice system that enforce the laws of the state and if not have the powers to suitably punish those who break the law. Next there is the military, which defends and protects the state against internal and external enemies and attacks. The tax collecting systems that pay for the machinery of the government and the investment in protection, development and improvement, also in the UK taxes are used for health care and state benefit. Tax collecting has close ties with the improvement systems that provide state education, clean water, road repairs and new roads as the funds for the improvement are taken from tax collection, for example, road tax (Simon Bromley and John Clarke, 2009, p. 327). And states are growing and becoming more complex, for example, state systems such as state benefit, health care, education and social care scarcely existed a century ago (Georgina Blakeley and Michael Saward, 2009, p. 356).

  For the state to retain order it is reliant on the consent of those over it wishes to exercise authority over (Simon Bromley and John Clarke, 2009, p. 328). For example recent events in the Middle East have shown how the people of the state can oppose and challenge the authority that governs them. In the winter of 2010-2011 the...