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Unformatted text preview: wish for ourselves – safety from violence, the rewards of liberty, and the hope for a better life. Power in the International System 1. No peer compeitor (Us preeminence) 2. Questions of legitimacy of US actions in the eyes of other states and actors. 3. The continuing advance of democracy. 4. The advance of globalization, together with the backlash that is forming against it. 5. The rise of China, India, and Brazil, alongside the coalescing of Europe. 6. Threats posed by: Weapons of Mass Destruction, WMD, terrorism, the global extremist jihadi threat, and climate change. Hegemony -Preponderant influence or authority over others: Domination. -The social, cultural, ideological or economic influence exerted by a dominant group. A Changing World -“The international system as constructed following the second world war – will be almost unrecognizeable by 2025.” – National Intelligence Council, Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course POLI SCI 255 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at UMass (Amherst).
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