By V. Rittberger
phase spanned the time from the past due 1930's to approximately 1950 (Sohn's interval III and Yalem's classes II and III). The literature produced in the course of those years published an ambivalent response towards the obvious lack of ability of overseas companies, really the League of countries, to manage violence or give a contribution to the answer of conflicts between significant powers. The advocates of a global nation observed vindicated their place that a fair enhanced tmiversal supranational authority used to be required to guarantee the repression or deterrence of overseas aggression. even if, the 'realist' place, laying declare to bigger medical validity, argued 'the inlportance of political and ideo logical conflicts as boundaries to overseas cooperation' (Yalem, 1966: 2). the wonderful research by means of Ronald Rogowski (1968) exhibits how the dual positions of 'idealism' and 'realism' continue from an analogous paradigm of global politics: a geographical region process with very little integrative superstructure. They vary, even if, of their epistemological outlook. The realists reveal a positivistic perspective: taking the inter nationwide process and its premise, strength politics, as unalterable givens, they inquire into the feasibility of foreign association below those conditions. the belief lists undertake what one may perhaps name a severe method towards social research: they don't deny the confident validity of the realists' fmdings, yet they reject the idea that energy politics is an mlalterable impediment.
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This means, in particular, that we should look at these criteria as variable, not categoric, in nature. Thus, we propose to document the growth of the bureaucratic mechanism of integration at the international organization level by inspecting two classes of data. The first class simply consists of the number of IGO's in existence since I8IS (measured at flve-year intervals), and two derived measures. The first of these is the sum of national memberships in IGO's. The second derived measure proceeds from the first but seeks to differentiate between the national memberships in IGO's by introducing a weighting factor which is based on a country's ascribed international status 6 (Wallace and Singer, I970).
D by the Wallace-Singer data on IGO's is much smoother in its upward movement (c£ Figure 40 The International Organization Level of Integration 10,000 5,000 I,ooo 500 100 50 Fig. 1). 2). One reason for the greater smoothness of the curve representing the growth of IGO's may be that the mere formation or continuation of an IGO does not require much of a political commitment whereas the opposite is true for expanding the opera- 41 The International Organization Level of Integration . . 10,000 5,000 ..
97 indicates a near perfect fit. We again attempt to fmd the best fitting exponential curve for our observed data. 3 shows the very close approximation of the actual grovvth pattern to the best-fitting exponential curve Y = 2. 4)x. 7. N. N. System Exp.! Natl. Govt. Exp. N. System Exp.! Natl. Govt. Exp. (Log. 4)x and the observed data on the growth of supranational bureaucracy, further curve-fitting 43 The International Organization Level of Integration efforts appear to be unnecessary. By this we do not mean to imply that Hart's hypothesis as regards the essentially logistic growth patterns of sociopolitical organization at all levels of integration could not be valid at the international organization level as well.