ch 1-7 notes

ch 1-7 notes - Non-state actor- an organization that is not...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
an organization that is not a government and does not claim to be a government, but it can act politically in the domestic affairs of individual countries as well as across national boundaries. Comparative Politics- examines political activities within individual countries. It then compares the domestic experiences of particular countries with the domestic experiences of others. The focus is on each country’s internal politics International Politics - concerns relations between countries. Here the focus is on the external relationships of individual countries. Diplomacy, international law, international economic relations, war, and peacemaking are among the chief topics studied by political scientists concerned with international affairs. Globalization - refers to the growing interconnectedness of governments, non-state organizations, and populations throughout the world through a variety of political, economic, technological, cultural, environmental, and other interactions. If economics is the engine of globalization, technology is its fuel. The creation of the WTO in 1995 was designed to facilitate global economic links-by 2003 it consisted of 146 member countries IMF- 1) govts borrow from other govts or from commercial banks around the world. 2) expected to repay loans and pay interest on them 3) IMF provides financial assistance to governments that have currency problems or difficulty repaying their debts or making interest payments. Membership consists of 184 govts, all of which contribute to the organization’s lending resources Impose strict conditions on the recipient govt in order to help assure repayment NPF- Non-proliferation treaty 1968 – not signed by Israel, India, and Pakistan Al Qaeda – “The base” Kyoto Protocol- 1997 reduce greenhouse emissions Democratization - transition from nondemocratic to democratic forms of govt. 1987- 66 countries that permitted democratic elections 2002- 121 “jihad”- reject international cooperation, tech advancement, the market economy, and other features of the modern world. They pursue warfare against rival cultures, religions, ethnic groups, or other enemies. jihad preaches primacy of one’s own tribal identity. “McWorld”- tendencies toward economic integration, technology, and pop culture that epitomize globalization Politics - the process by which communities pursue collective goals and deal with their conflicts authoritatively by means of govt Conflict is the driving force of politics “Dealing with” conflict
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 5

ch 1-7 notes - Non-state actor- an organization that is not...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online