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PROMPTS FOR TAKE HOME EXAMINATION and ‘SHOW AND TELL’ PRESENTATION WORLD POLITICS POS 120, SPRING 2006 INSTRUCTOR: WINKLER PROMPT FOR TAKE HOME EXAMINATION. WORTH 60 POINTS. Due April 25, 2006. Note: You may quote directly from sources, with citations. 1. What evidence does World Politics give to back its claim that “the world’s population may become a captive audience to what a few telecommunications corporate giants choose to present as information?” (World Politics , p 272). How does the film documentary “The Control Room” shown in class, substantiate this claim? Worth 10 points. 2. It’s been said that the Cold War averted open hostilities between the US and the Soviet Union (dismantled in 1992). In what ways did hostilities express themselves in civil and inter-state conflicts of other nations? Give three examples and a brief explanation of each. Source: Killing Hope. Worth 10 points. 3. World Politics (p64) says that economically advanced states “often forge international economic policies to protect and expand their envied position at the pinnacle of the global hierarchy.” Illustrate this statement by explaining the purpose of Structural Adjustment Programs. Sources: “Structural Adjustment: A Major Cause of Poverty” by Anup Shah, 2006. Instructor’s lecture on Structural Adjustments, posed on e-course reserves. Worth 10 points. 4. World Politics (p 77) states that actual common practice of foreign policy decision making is influenced by “personal motivations…which shape choices about US national goals.” Provide two examples that illustrate this statement. Source: Unger, Craig, “Print the Legend” Chapter Fifteen, in House of Bush, House of Saud, The Secret Relationship Between the World’s Most Powerful Dynasties , New York: Scribner, 2004. Worth 5 points. 5. Name two military alliances that today are in actual or potential confrontation with each other (e.g. NATO versus the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War). Worth 5 points. 6. Define, in one sentence minimum, each of the following: a) National (or State) Sovereignty; b) Realism (theory of International Relations), c) Liberalism (theory of International Relations) ; d) Dependency (theory of International Relations); e) Balance of Power, f) the United Nations Security Council; g) Hegemony. Sources: e-course online lectures; World Politics (hint: consult index for definitions.) 14 points.
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7. Name three reasons for armed conflict today. Source: Speaker on Eritrean and African conflicts, class discussion March 28/30, 2006 based on class research of armed conflicts around the world. Worth 3 points. 8. Recommend three policies not related to military defense , that you think ‘your’ country should pursue to help achieve its national security. Source: ‘your’ country short assignment research on energy sources, poverty, environment. Worth 3 points. . AT HOME EXAMINATIONS DUE and “SHOW AND TELL” PRESENTATIONS
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