Kenneth N. Waltz on Systems - Dictionary of Arguments
Brocker I 629
System/System Theory/Waltz: Waltz describes his own theory as systems theory. DüsbergVsWaltz: rightly pointed out that Waltz only refers to an own area (international politics), which has an inner structure (a structure), which influences the behaviour of the parts. (1) Waltz knows no "outside world" (environment) as they are thematized by Talcott Parsons or Niklas Luhmann.
Brocker I 630
Structure/Waltz: exists by the arrangement of the parts in the system and by the principle of order of these parts. (2)
Parts/"units"/Waltz: are separate units within the system that are connected by constant actions. The most important units of his theory are states that form sovereign units. See Sovereignty/Waltz, States/Waltz.
1.Volker Düsberg, ‚Balance of Power‘ und ‚Hegemonie‘: Zur Kritik der Ansätze von Kenneth N. Waltz und Robert O. Keohane, Köln 1992, p. 13-14
2. Kenneth N. Waltz Theory of International Politics, Reading, Mas. 1979, p. 79.
Carlo Masala, „Kenneth N. Waltz, Theory of International Politics” in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Kenneth N. Waltz
Man,the State and War New York 1959
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018