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Ch 20: International Actors in Political Science: Tutoring Solution

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The International Actors in Political Science chapter of this Introduction to Political Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about international actors. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the international state and non-state actors required in a typical introductory political science course.

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  • Struggle with understanding the roles of non-governmental organizations, multi-national corporations, religious and indigenous people's movements, economic cartels, political unions or any other type of international actor
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Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the differences between state and non-state actors.
  • Learn about the roles of non-governmental organizations, terrorist organizations and multi-national corporations as international actors.
  • Explain the importance of human rights for indigenous people.
  • Discuss how religious movements play a role in international politics.
  • Learn about the role of the United Nations and its participation as an international actor.
  • Describe the purpose of the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
  • Examine the history of the League of Arab States, NATO, the African Union and the European Union.
  • Outline the history and purpose of the International Monetary Fund and OPEC.

14 Lessons in Chapter 20: International Actors in Political Science: Tutoring Solution
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State & Non-State Actors in International Politics

1. State & Non-State Actors in International Politics

While states still reign supreme on the world stage, they are by no means the only significant actors playing the game of international politics. In this lesson, you'll learn about state and non-state actors on the world stage.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as International Political Actors

2. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as International Political Actors

States aren't the only actors on the world stage. Nongovernmental organizations play an important role in our international system. In this lesson, you'll learn what nongovernmental organizations are and how they affect the world. A short quiz follows.

Multi-National Corporations as International Political Actors

3. Multi-National Corporations as International Political Actors

Multinational corporations are serious players on the world stage. In fact, they are often more influential than many states. In this lesson, you'll learn about multinational corporations and their role in international relations. A short quiz follows.

The United Nations' History & Role in International Politics

4. The United Nations' History & Role in International Politics

One of the most influential and far-reaching intergovernmental organizations in the world today is the United Nations. In this lesson, you'll learn about the United Nations, including its history, structure, and role in international politics.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): History & Purpose

5. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): History & Purpose

It may be cliche, but children really are our future, and the majority of the world's children are threatened by poverty, malnutrition, disease, discrimination, and violence. In this lesson, you'll learn about UNICEF and its efforts to fix this problem.

The Theory of Containment & the Birth of NATO

6. The Theory of Containment & the Birth of NATO

In this lesson, we explore the foreign policy of the U.S. and Western Europe directly after WWII. We will look at its theory of containment regarding communism, and the birth of NATO.

European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines

7. European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines

In this lesson, we briefly explore the piecemeal formation of the EU and discuss the nature of the Union today and its role as the political authority for most of Europe.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF): History & Purpose

8. The International Monetary Fund (IMF): History & Purpose

International stability requires economic stability. In this lesson, you'll learn about how the International Monetary Fund helps establish economic stability by examining its history and purpose. A short quiz follows.

The African Union's History & Purpose

9. The African Union's History & Purpose

There's probably not a place in the world that struggles more than the people and states found on the continent of Africa. In this lesson, you'll learn about the African Union and its efforts to improve Africa. A short quiz follows.

League of Arab States: History & Purpose

10. League of Arab States: History & Purpose

One of the most turbulent areas of the world today is the Middle East. In this lesson, you'll learn about the League of Arab States, including its history and role in the Middle East. A short quiz follows.

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC): History & Purpose

11. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC): History & Purpose

Oil is an indispensable and scarce commodity required for energy and modern products. A world without it would look drastically different. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, including its history and purpose.

Terrorist & Criminal Organizations as International Political Actors

12. Terrorist & Criminal Organizations as International Political Actors

The globalization process doesn't just involve business. Criminals and terrorists have 'gone global,' too. In this lesson, you learn about terrorists and transnational criminal organizations as actors on the world stage.

Indigenous People's Movements, Governments & International Politics

13. Indigenous People's Movements, Governments & International Politics

The Age of Discovery introduced European explorers to new worlds to settle. These lands really weren't new - they were already inhabited, but that didn't matter. In this lesson, you'll learn about indigenous people's movements and their relation to international politics.

The Role of Religious Movements in International Politics

14. The Role of Religious Movements in International Politics

Religion has reentered the world of international relations with religious-based terrorist groups. However, religious movements are not limited to acts of terror. You'll learn about the role of religious movements in international politics.

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