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Global Issues and Politics - Chapter Summary
There are myriad issues that are relevant to the study of international politics. From human trafficking to weapons proliferation, each of them has an effect on, and is affected by, international politics. This chapter contains short lessons that each come with an interactive self-assessment quiz. Our expert instructors are available to answer any questions you may have, and the chapter is accessible on any device that has an Internet connection. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Recognize various types of global health and environmental issues
- Discuss economic and political issues related to climate change
- Compare different global sustainability viewpoints
- Describe the politics of conservation, efficiency and renewable energy
- Assess border security and political asylum issues
- Evaluate issues pertaining to global population, human trafficking, slavery and human security
- Understand the Genocide Convention and crimes of war
- Interpret concerns about weapons proliferation
1. Types of Global Health Issues
The following lesson will define what a global health issue is and discuss the cause for their spreading, as well as provide examples of major global health issues. A short quiz will follow the lesson.
2. Global Environmental Issues: Types & Treaties
The following lesson defines and then discusses examples of global environmental issues, such as global climate change and pollution. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
3. Climate Change: Economic & Political Issues
Learn about the economic and political issues related to both acting and failing to act to reduce climate change. What are the costs involved? And how has climate change been used as a political issue?
4. Differing Viewpoints on Global Sustainability
The following lesson will define the issue of the Earth's limited capacity to support a growing global population and the differing viewpoints as to how it can be solved. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.
5. The Politics of Energy Resources: Conservation, Efficiency, & Renewable Energy
The following lesson addresses the global dependence on non-renewable sources of energy and the politics behind trying to move towards renewable sources. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
6. Political Issues of Migration: Border Security & Political Asylum
The following lesson will discuss the political issues of migration and its causes, including border security and political asylum. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
7. Global Population Issues, Concerns & Politics
The following lesson will cover the issue of global population trends and the resulting concerns. We'll explore concepts like carrying capacity, how developed and developing countries differ, and how some cultures and governments affect this issue.
8. Global Human Trafficking and Slavery Issues
The following lesson addresses the combination of forced labor and global migration, which has led to the modern issues of human trafficking and slavery. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
9. The Global Threat to Human Security & the Security Dilemma
The following lesson describes the steps nations take to secure their borders, as well as threats to national security that come in the form of terrorism and violent crime. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
10. Crimes of War & the Genocide Convention
The following lesson will cover how crimes of war and genocide are identified, as well as the steps taken to prevent them from reoccurring. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.
11. Weapons Proliferation: Concerns & Actions
The following lesson will cover the increase in weapons production worldwide, as well as the concerns and actions the global community has in response. A short quiz will follow the lesson.
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