24 Aug 2001

24 Aug 2001 - 24 Aug 2005 Why do we study comparative...

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24 Aug 2005 Why do we study comparative politics? We can learn from them Can affect us (Iraq/oil/Afghanistan) Foresee problems and challenges (July 7, September 11) o Ex: Bush administration implement democracy in Iraq not working, because of different culture, use of force, etc All political systems are in the process of becoming o Constantly evolving – we can ALWAYS make it better Ethnocentric : your culture is superior to others Travel makes you realize things – more global view De-ethnocentricize yourself Frank Wilson “In our increasingly small & interdependent world, it’s important to In the world we live in today, the knowledge of other countries is important We have become so interconnected that knowledge of other countries can only help us in many important ways Gas Prices OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) Some countries are using more oil than before, therefore oil is so limited so we Producer countries are crisis-laden countries (Iraq, Ecuador, Venezuela, Nigeria) Elections Sept 11 (Japan
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