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Ch 10: MTTC Political Science: International Politics & Economics

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As you study for the MTTC Political Science exam, use this chapter to improve your understanding of the different types of international boundaries, cooperation among states, worldviews on the environment and future environmental concerns.

MTTC Political Science: International Politics & Economics - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to help you review the various factors that go into international politics. You can take a look at the shapes of states, explore the differences between physical and cultural boundaries, and review local government boundaries. Our expert instructors also present lessons on cooperation among states and environmental worldviews. Once you complete all the lesson in this chapter, you should also be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between economics, natural capital, and the environment
  • Identify future economic concerns
  • Explain the economics and politics of international trade
  • Describe exchange rates and conversions across countries
  • Define free trade and explain its pros and cons
  • Discuss the World Bank, IMF and other international banking organizations

After you've completed these lessons, test your understanding of the information presented with the assessment quizzes. Use the results from these assessments to determine which topics you don't fully understand, then return to the lessons to reinforce your understanding of these topics with the provided links. Video tags allow you to skip over the material you already know, or for an alternative review of the lessons, read over the lesson transcripts.

11 Lessons in Chapter 10: MTTC Political Science: International Politics & Economics
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Shapes of States: Compact, Prorupted, Perforated & More

1. Shapes of States: Compact, Prorupted, Perforated & More

This lesson will seek to explain and identify the many shapes that states can be found in. In doing so, it will define the word state and the importance of sovereignty.

Types of Boundaries: Physical & Cultural

2. Types of Boundaries: Physical & Cultural

This lesson will seek to explain physical, political, and cultural boundaries. In doing so, it will identify differences in socio-economics, language, and religion as foundations for boundaries.

Local Government Boundaries: Cultural & Political Influence

3. Local Government Boundaries: Cultural & Political Influence

This lesson will explain the characteristics of local governments. In doing so, it will define the terms delimitation, redistricting, constituency, and gerrymandering as well as the role these terms play in local governance.

Cooperation Among States: Political, Military & Economic Alliances

4. Cooperation Among States: Political, Military & Economic Alliances

This lesson will seek to explain the political cooperation among states. In doing so, it will define the terms 'treaty' and 'state,' as well as explore military and economic alliances.

The Economics & Politics of International Trade

5. The Economics & Politics of International Trade

We will discuss the economics & politics of international trade through the definition of open trade and its benefits and drawbacks. In addition, the ideas of competitive advantage and political patience will be shown as key indicators of global success.

Environmental Worldviews: Western & Deep Ecology

6. Environmental Worldviews: Western & Deep Ecology

Environmental worldviews are the commonly shared beliefs that give groups of people a sense how humans should interact with the environment. Learn about two contrasting environmental worldviews: western and deep ecology.

Economics, Natural Capital & the Environment

7. Economics, Natural Capital & the Environment

Natural capital is the resources and services derived from nature that are of value to people. Learn why protecting natural capital is important for sustainable growth and economic development.

Future Environmental Concerns: Population, Food Supply, Energy & Pollution

8. Future Environmental Concerns: Population, Food Supply, Energy & Pollution

There are many issues that raise future environmental concerns. Learn how the environment may be impacted by the growing population and food and energy needs of the world, as well as growing pollution concerns as we move through the 21st century.

Exchange Rate: Determination and Conversion Across Countries

9. Exchange Rate: Determination and Conversion Across Countries

Understand what exchange rates are and the different types that can be used by governments and countries. See how they operate and how the conversion process works across countries.

What is Free Trade? - Definition, Pros, Cons & Examples

10. What is Free Trade? - Definition, Pros, Cons & Examples

Is free trade a good thing? The issue of free trade has been a source of debate for centuries, and in this lesson, we will discuss the pros and cons of free trade that have led to this debate.

The World Bank, IMF & Other International Banking Organizations

11. The World Bank, IMF & Other International Banking Organizations

International banking and financial organizations exist to encourage economic and financial stability, help facilitate trade, and help with economic development. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of these important organizations.

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