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- How do modernization, nationalism and sovereignty affect world politics?
- What terms are used to discuss polarity and power in the global environment?
- Which two treaties formalized human rights laws?
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1. What Is International Relations?
International relations is the study of the interactions of different nations and organizations around the world. Learn about the definition of international relations and explore the schools of thought and other subfields of international relations.
2. Globalization & Politics
Globalization and politics are directly connected in a number of ways. In this lesson, review the definition of globalization, consider its dimensions, and understand what the North-South gap is.
3. Sovereignty in World Politics
Sovereignty is a self-governed state that can act independently in world politics. Explore the definition and implications of sovereignty and how a sovereign state can become a failed state.
4. Power & Polarity in the International System
Power and polarity play crucial roles in international relations and trade in the international system. Learn what power is on an international scale, the factors affecting it, and explore the balance of power and polarities of power distribution in history.
5. Imperialism & Colonialism in the International System
In the international system, powerful states use different forms of imperialism or colonialism to increase their economic, political, and cultural power. Learn how to define imperialism and colonialism, explore their effects, and examine how neoimperialism achieves similar goals without military conflicts.
6. Human Rights Treaties, Humanitarian Intervention & Political Mindsets
Human rights are the subject of many different debates and political mindsets. In this lesson, look at human rights and state sovereignty, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, two key treaties on this topic, and humanitarian intervention.
7. The Politics of Balkanization
Balkanization, a process of fragmentation of a political unit into smaller and mutually hostile political units, has been politicized throughout history. Learn more about the politics of balkanization, where the terms come from, and how it has been used.
8. Modernization, Development & Politics
Development is influenced by various economic and political factors. Unpack the theories that attempt to explain and improve the standard of living in lesser-developed countries, namely the modernization theory, the world-systems theory, and the dependence theory.
9. Less-Developed Countries & Obstacles to Development
Lesser-developed countries experience low economic growth compared to other nations and face various hurdles to development. Learn more about lesser-developed countries and the social, political, economic, and financial obstacles that they must overcome to advance.
10. How Nationalism Impacts World Politics
World politics are greatly impacted by nationalism, which is a person's identification and loyalty to one's nation. In this lesson, explore the definition of nationalism and nation-building, positive and negative traits of nationalism, and growth of new nationalist parties.
11. United Arab Emirates: Government, Language & Religion
The United Arab Emirates has quickly risen to be one of the most important economic centers of the Middle East. In this lesson, we'll see what life is like in this nation.
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