PP 8_31 - Share of the world’s population in extreme...

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Agenda Future according to Zakaria The state Assessment
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Jihad v. McWorld Criticism of Barber?
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Threats?
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Don’t panic The world is not such a scary place, especially for Americans. Chances of being a victim of terrorism less than drowning in your own bathtub.
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Terrorism
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Be assured eBook: “War, terrorism … are in many ways more threatening today than ever before” Steven Pinker: We are in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence Less than 2,000 killed per year in armed conflict in last decade 65,000 in the 1950s Homicide rate 24 per 100,000 13th Century
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Decrease in violence
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Power Iran is threat? 9 billion a year on military. US still a unipole militarily 2010 military budget
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Future? Rise of the rest
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Unformatted text preview: Share of the world’s population in extreme poverty: ◦ 1981 – 40 percent ◦ 2004 – 18 percent China, India, Brazil, Russia opening up to the world, US closing down. ◦ Closed immigration Criticism? Ignores the destructive effects of global capitalism. Unequal wealth The state Definition: the totality of a country’s institutions and officials, together with the laws and procedures that structure their activities. Sovereignty Legitimacy Failed states Cannot police their own territory. http:// www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/06/1 Assessment Explain the two global trends, McWorld and Jihad. In what direction do you see the future going?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course POLS 2401 taught by Professor Malbrough during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State.

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