Ch 24: Global Issues in International Relations

About This Chapter

View this chapter's video lessons and examine major challenges impacting international relations. Explore the causes and repercussions of a variety of issues, including those involving security, health and energy resources.

Global Issues in International Relations - Chapter Summary

As you make your way through the video lessons in this chapter, you'll be able to improve your knowledge of major issues affecting the global community. From healthcare and the environment to security and poverty, a wide range of international challenges are discussed by our professional instructors.

You'll also take a look at different perspectives on sustainability along with concerns about overpopulation in certain parts of the world. Once you finish studying all of the chapter's lessons, you should be able to:

  • List major global health issues
  • Describe global environmental concerns and countries' responses to them
  • Understand the concerns about and politics of energy resources
  • Recognize the relationship between overpopulation and poverty
  • Discuss reasons why individuals migrate
  • Explain the contributing factors in contemporary human trafficking
  • Define the security dilemma and describe the global response to terrorism
  • List the steps of genocide and describe how countries can prevent it
  • Identify the types and causes of weapons proliferation

To help strengthen your understanding of these topics, we provide engaging video lessons that are often under 10 minutes in length. The videos have a jump feature built in to the timelines, which allows you to go back and review excerpts without having to rewatch the entire video lesson. We provide lesson transcripts to aid your studying as well as multiple-choice lesson quizzes that gauge your comprehension of the material.

11 Lessons in Chapter 24: Global Issues in International Relations
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Types of Global Health Issues

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.

Global Environmental Issues: Types & Treaties

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.

Differing Viewpoints on Global Sustainability

3. 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.

The Politics of Energy Resources: Conservation, Efficiency, & Renewable Energy

4. 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.

Global Population Issues, Concerns & Politics

5. 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.

Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

6. Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

Worldwide poverty is a large issue. In this lesson, we will explore how poverty influences population growth rates and how these things relate to carrying capacity and global sustainability.

Political Issues of Migration: Border Security & Political Asylum

7. 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.

Global Human Trafficking and Slavery Issues

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.

The Global Threat to Human Security & the Security Dilemma

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.

Crimes of War & the Genocide Convention

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.

Weapons Proliferation: Concerns & Actions

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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