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International Organizations: Organizing Factors or Not?

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International Organizations: Organizing Factors or Not?

A Cougar, Puma, Deer tiger, Mexican lion, Mountain screamer, Brown tiger, Catamount, Silver lion, Mountain demon, Indian devil, Purple feather, King cat, Sneak cat, Mountain lion and Panther have all been given the name of one spices of feline. How does one account for the many different regional names given to this one species of cat, the answer is simple by their scientific name. Felis concolor is the scientific name for what is commonly referred to in the United States as a Mountain Lion. Felis concolor in Latin means cat of one color. Whether you are a scientist in South America or a ranger at Yellowstone, the Latin binomial

name gives specificity to a largely anarchical system of regional names for any given species. In this way all individuals have a way of communicating, relaying studies and sharing information about what they have learned about one certain species. Latin names have helped bring about organization to a largely unorganized naming system, but have not changed the outcome of conclusions or studies about any certain species. In this way international organizations have done the same work as Latin did for biological science.

International organizations are like scientific names for species, in the sense that they bring a linking factor to international politics as a whole. The international system as a whole is characterized, and widely recognized, as an anarchical system where there is no one governing body that determines globe conclusions for problems. Through careful study of history and the workings of international politics one can conclude that international organizations help to diminish the problem of international anarchy. International organizations help to loosen the problem by providing a neutral network for solving international problems, and by supplying a positive framework for peace to resolve globe conflicts. International organizations at times may appear to add to the problem of international anarchy because of some failures throughout history. When examined closely, one can see that as a whole, they help alleviate international anarchy for the workings of international governmental relations.

The first way in which international organizations diminish anarchy is by providing a neutral network for solving world problems. A good example of a neutral network is in the area of international crime and the process for catching international offenders. This international organization is called the Interpol and is the oldest existing organization of cooperation. The Interpol is an international network for criminal records. These records are provided by police forces around the globe. The network allows countries the freedom of doing what they want with the information, the Interpol just gives it out. It allows countries that are members to have access to the information from anywhere on the global, and speaking any language. This is a great resource for police everywhere. The Interpol is a great example of neutrality because it does not perform arrest it just provides information for police around the globe. The neutrality of this network adds to its validity, and helps it to work for one common goal.

The Interpol, is a global network that works together for a common goal, which is stopping and catching international crime. Narcotics violations are a global problem. Having access to information about the patterns of a criminal will help to bring that criminal to justice. The reason that the Interpol is neutral is because it does not deal with arrest, trail, or sentencing, it just deals with information. In the area of smuggling, which greatly affects business and the economy of all countries it helps by bringing criminals to justice. The information many times leads to arrest of more violation crimes. "Smuggling gangs are often closely linked to other types of crime such as theft, counter fitting, bribery, drug traffic, and murder." Some argue that the Interpol is not a neutral network because it has an agenda for a certain world problem, and that it will reject countries because of cooperation issues. The Interpol like many international organizations needs to have the ability to reject certain states on the basis that they are going to harm or misuse the network. The misuse of the network could put all countries at risk, and could damage the neutrality by putting other countries at a conflict of interests.

The second way in which international organizations diminish anarchy is by providing a framework for peace. The word anarchy is defined as the absence of any cohesive principle, such as a common standard or purpose. If international relations are characterized by anarchy, then what would explain for relative peace according to the word anarchy? The first form of international relations that took place was relations like treaties and cease fires. International organizations, which is a modern phenomenon, was never a part of these relations. The over arching ideas for peace talks were taken from these relations. Providing a framework for peace has always been an all encompassing



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