P R O C E E D I N G S STRATEGIES XXI THE COMPLEX AND DYNAMIC NATURE OF THE SECURITY ENVIRONMENT Volume 1

Stan Anton, Alexandra Sarcinschi, Mihai Zodian, Stan Anton, Irina Tătaru, Daniela Răpan
unpublished
International Relations (IR) could be seen like a show staged by various actors. When we refer to these actors we should consider any person or entity which has a role that is accountable in international relations. Even if impressive, the multitude and the variety of these actors is organized in two categories: states and non-state actors. In spite of the fact that states remains the most important actors in the global system, the non-state actors in nowadays' world have an enlarging power and
more » ... importance in IR. International and regional Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), traders in arms, multinational companies and professional organizations, drug-traffickers, organized crime and, of course, individuals, all of them are seen to play an increasing, sometimes even a determining, role. Sometimes positive, sometimes negative, this is a foreseeable evolution but, most especially, unmanageable. The continuous globalization of the world will make difficult for us to distinguish corporations, countries and other actors, in a postmodern society with re-emerging states and collapsing nations.
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