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Ch 27: International Players in Global Politics

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to learn about the individuals and organizations involved in global politics. Each lesson in this chapter addresses one specific group or group type and the impact that these actors have in world affairs.

International Players in Global Politics - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter cover the various organizations that are involved in international politics. Each lesson has a focus, varying from state actors in international politics to the International Monetary Fund. The history of each organization along with its purpose is provided, and you will also learn about how the various organizations interact with one another, shaping global policy and sometimes changing the trajectory of the future. After completing this chapter you will have knowledge of the following:

  • League of Arab States
  • OPEC
  • African Union
  • Expansion of the European Union
  • Terrorist & criminal organizations as international political actors
  • Multi-national corporation as international political actors
  • The United Nations

After viewing the detailed, but concise videos, you can use the assessments that accompany each lesson to check your knowledge and set new goals. The interactive timeline in the videos can be used to identify the specific part of instruction that you need to review making your learning effective and efficient.

10 Lessons in Chapter 27: International Players in Global Politics
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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.

The United Nations' History & Role in International Politics

2. 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.

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.

Terrorist & Criminal Organizations as International Political Actors

4. 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

5. 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.

European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines

6. 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 African Union's History & Purpose

7. 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.

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.

League of Arab States: History & Purpose

9. 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

10. 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.

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