8.4.2 National Interests and International Organizations
Should internationalism be pursued?
- Nation-states take part in regional and global affairs for many reasons.
- Nation and state involvement in regional and global affairs impacts individual and collective identities.
- Internationalism can be promoted in foreign policy.
A country's nationalism and national interests are affected by its involvement with international organizations. National self-interests and pursuing a nation's motives and goals can impact the manner and extent to which nation interacts with other nations.
Examine the diagram below to understand the balancing act when nations engage with international organizations, and then read the pages in the Understanding Nationalism textbook, taking notes using the 8.4.2 Notebook organizer below.
Review the pages in the diagram below to see what is involved in balancing a country's national interests with its involvement in international issues.