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Unformatted text preview: Rise and fall of the cold war. Two definitions of the world Unipolar type of international system that describes a single country with complete global ajemity. New definition: Unipolarcentrism Post cold war international political system in which the US is the lone military superpower but power is widely defused so many actors besides the traditional powers assert their interests. No one can challenge the US military power Power being widely diffused? Power is changing and is diff. Military, economic, strong political system, natural resources, morality (if people believe the cause is right, there is power) Power is no longer military, or just control by nation-states, there are orgs that able to exercise power (UN, corporations [exon], terrorists groups). Policentric world. Significant relations: Middle East, China, Mexico and Canada (boarders and trade), Russia (only country that could destroy us because of their nuclear weapons)....
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course POLI 25 taught by Professor Stover,william during the Winter '07 term at Santa Clara.
- Winter '07