• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:26    |    
  • Strategic Studies Institute, United States Army War College
  • 03:31.599999999999994    |    
    Non-state actors
  • Security equation
  • 07:50.64999999999998    |    
    • Purposes of government
    • State failure process
      • Haiti
      • Other cases
  • 12:07    |    
  • Non-state actors in England
  • 13:57    |    
    • The Republic, Plato
      • Justice
      • Class system
    • Medieval Europe
    • Protection
    • French Revolution
      • The Social Contract, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
      • Determine and enforce the general will
      • Arbitrary governance
      • Maximilien de Robespierre
      • Cites Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • American Revolution
      • General welfare
      • Common defense
      • Bill of Rights
    • Russian Revolution
      • Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin)
      • Dictatorship of the proletariat
      • Justice
      • Jacques Maritain
    • Anarchists
      • State of nature
      • Thomas Hobbes
  • 30:11.5    |    
    Importance of government
    • Creation and enforcement of laws
    • Mexico
    • Cartels
    • Solutions to the governance problem
      • Living in a state of nature
      • Submission to citizenship
  • 34:23    |    
    Social peace
  • 35:11.5    |    
    Governance systems
    • William, the Conqueror
    • Legitimacy
      • The oath of the king of England
      • Magna Carta Libertatum
      • King John's refusal
  • 45:37.5    |    
    Question and answer period
    • Can you define social peace?
    • Is the lack of social peace in the world making the United States a failed state?
  • 51:05    |    
    Final words
  • 52:44    |    
    Final credits

Seminar Unconventional Conflicts Precipitated by Non-State Actors (Day 1, Part I)

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Max Manwaring explains the importance of governance and stability and how these are related to security. He traces the different ideas regarding governance systems throughout history, beginning with Plato and up through the Russian Revolution.  He emphasizes that countries need some type of governance that ensures general welfare and explores the role of non-state actors in conflicts.  A government that works with a different purpose than that of the general will is likely to fall, which occasionally will result in what Dr. Manwaring calls, a failed state.  Dr. Manwaring also explores the significance of legitimacy in government. One imperative condition for security is social peace, which can only be achieved when the law is applied to ensure justice.  Finally, he describes how the idea of impartial law, which sprang from the Magna Carta, written in eleventh-century England, has inspired constitutions around the globe.

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