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
examines political activities
It then compares the domestic experiences of particular countries with the domestic experiences
The focus is on each country’s
concerns relations between countries.
Here the focus is on the
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.
- 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
in 1995 was designed to facilitate global economic links-by
2003 it consisted of 146 member countries
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
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
- transition from nondemocratic to democratic forms of govt.
1987- 66 countries that permitted democratic elections
“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
- 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