The IMF, World Bank, and WTO
The Bretton Woods System refers to the international monetary system that prevailed at
the end of World War II. Its name comes from the site of the 1944 conference that created the
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Wor
Coffee Article Review
Many people today will gladly pay more money for a cup of coffee that is marked as fair
trade. I have to admit, my mom is a firm believer in buying organic and buying locally grown
and she has successfully led me to believe the same.
The United States of America, also known as the worlds superpower or the global
policeman. A super power is a country that holds enough military, political, and economic power
to convince other nations of the world to either do thin
Cultural Capitalism Article Review
According to Slavoj Zizek, cultural capitalism is todays form of capitalism. It is the
donating to charities and buying something that promotes something else. Its not just what you
are buying, it is what you are buying
1. Federalism & Functionalism
a. Federalist or functionalist are the two approaches that one can take in regards to
an international government organization. Federalism, also known as
neofunctionalism, believes that a large federal structure is needed to
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May 2015. Web. 10 May 2016.
Gottlieb, Stuart. "Four Reasons ISIS Is a Threat to the American Homeland." The National
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A. uAggression and Intelligence
a. Views of Konrad Lorenz on Aggression
b. Criticism of Lorenz
The eating analogy
Use of instrumental violence
c. Role of dehumanization
The nazi party of the german military carrying out ethnic cleansing
A. Cornucopians and Neo-Malthusians
a. Cornucopians (Modernists) optimists:
Faith in market driven human ingenuity
History on their side?
Green Revolution/Blue Revolution
1. Revolution in agricultural production, use of solar etc.
A. The individual: the edukators
B. Forecasting the World of 2030
a. Limitations of Political Science
Fall of Communism (1989)
Global Financial Crisis (2008)
Arab Spring (and Fall?) (2011)
Eurozone Refugee Crisis (2014)
b. Will states rema
The United Nations
A. The United Nations and Security
B. Parts of the United Nations
IGO extreme: The United Nations
A. Background: World War II
1. Charter completed in June 1945
a) Basic idea of the charter: need for collective security
B. Three princ
1. Who was Friedrich List? How do his ideas concerning trade contradict those of Adam
Smith and David Ricardo?
a. Friedrich List is known for his work as a German economist and his most famous
publication, The National System of Political Economy (
The European Union Article Review
There is a new generation that is coming of age in Europe that has lower living standards
than their parents. The author explains that the time that Europe is facing right now is the
perfect time for a transnational, tran
1. Peace of Westphalia
a. marked the end of the Thirty Years' War.
b. Westphalia area of north-western Germany gave its name to the treaty that
ended the war, one of the most destructive conflicts in the history of Europe.
c. Under the terms of the peace
The Bretton Woods System 3/29
A. The International Monetary Fund
a. IMF: (Exchange Rate Stability)
b. Dollar Diplomacy - US economy made about 45% of the worlds economy in
To avoid a third world war, the IMF had the ability to give crisis loans a
The Cold War, also known as the single most passive aggressive war we have ever
fought. Was it really a war? The Cold War refers to the political and military tension between
powers in the Western Bloc and powers in the Eastern Bloc (easier put, the Unite
A. Categories of War Crimes
a. The london agreement of August 8th, 1945
International Military Tribunal
Defined types of war crimes
1. Genocide, treatment of civilians, treatments of POWs.
Category 1: crimes against peace - the access powers h
Oil, Iran, and Religious Nationalism
Identity: The Rebirth of Israel and the Middle East
The Arab-Israeli Wars
The Arab Spring
Sources of conflict in the Middle East
A. thoughts: Religious/ethnic conflicts, mi
Forty four years, is that the life expectancy in some countries or the span of the Cold
War? The Cold War took place from 1947 to 1991. Generally speaking, it can be described as the
military and political tension after World War II between powers in the
Task: Describe the three approaches to the origin of the Cold War. Which of the three approaches, in your
analysis, seems to be best suited to describe how the Cold War began?
Which of the 3 is best suited to how the Cold war began?
A. The case for Free Trade
B. Criticism of Free Trade
Interlude: Transnational Actors
A. Nongovernmental Institutions
1. Religious organizations, red cross, etc. organizations that have a wide
stretch beyond being tied to a national government.
A. Growth of International Law
a. Role of Hugo Grotius (1583-1645)
b. Concerning the Law of War and Peace
c. Role of Secular Law
d. Sources of International Law (4)
Treaties - most important
1. These usually have the longest life and the hardest power
International Government Organizations, Pt. 1
-any government organization within two sovereign states example: the UN, NATO, etc.
A. Federalism vs. Functionalism
B. European Functionalism: The EU
Interlude: International Governmental Organizations
The Editors of Encyclopdia Britannica. "European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC)."
Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.
The Editors of Encyclopdia Britannica. "Friedrich List." Encyclopedia Britannic