State & Non-State Actors in International Politics


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Which of the following actors are sovereign?

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1. Which of the following type of actor is engaged in for-profit activities?

2. What type of international actor is a private nonprofit organization that seeks to advance the public good?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

International politics is a very complex subject, but our interactive quiz on the different categories of state and non-state actors will help you sort everything out. Be prepared to differentiate between several different types of international collectives.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following types of state and non-state actors:

  • States
  • Intergovernmental organizations
  • Nongovernmental organizations
  • Multinational enterprises
  • Stateless nations
  • Individuals

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding international politics
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as states and sovereignty

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson State and Non-State Actors in International Politics will prepare you to:

  • Define sovereignty and explain what it means to be a sovereign state
  • List some issues that a nongovernmental organization might advocate for
  • Supply examples of each type of group, including IGOs and MNEs