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Bloggingheads: State Power vs. Social Movements

Bloggingheads: State Power vs. Social Movements

In recent weeks Daniel Drezner and Anne-Marie Slaughter have been having an epic debate about whether nation states remain the dominant players on the world stage or non-state "social actors" are fundamentally changing international relations. Now, in a Bloggingheads.tv dialog, Drezner and Slaughter have taken their argument to video. Here they use post-Mubarak Egypt as a case in point:

Drezner and Slaughter also apply their different perspectives to the most famous non-state entity in the world: Al Qaeda