Global Political Systems: Power Shifts...
PART I: CHAPTER OUTLINE
I. The Emergence of Nation-States and the Two World Wars
A. Colonialism and the Emergence of a "World Order"
II. Hopes for Stability and the Cold War
B. Two World Wars and the Creation of a New Order
A. The United Nations and the Hope for Stability
III. The Cold War's End and a New World Order
B. The Cold War Develops
C. The Arms Race
D. Foreign Aid, Decolonization, Gridlock, and Warfare
A. The Changing Global Situation
IV. Instability in the "New World Order"
B. The Role of the United States in the Post-Cold War Era
A. World Order or Disorder?
V. Power, Voter Apathy, and the Political Process in the United States
B. Nationalism and Ethnic Violence
C. Population Increase and Resource Decline
A. Power: Who Rules America?
VI. Assessing the Situation
B. Voter Apathy or Anger?
C. Gridlock, Narrow Issues, and Voter
D. Special Interest Groups and Voter Frustration
E. Globalization and Voter Frustration
A. The United States, Developing Nations, and the Global Order
B. Democracy and Human Rights
C. Theoretical Concerns
VIII. Thinking Critically
PART II: LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- To be able to describe the growth of the modern nation-state and the results of the development of nation-states.
- To be able to describe the ways the Treaty of Versailles affected Germany.
- To be able to describe the results of the Cold War that followed World War II.
- To be able to state the dynamics by which U.S. participation in the Cold War undermined democracy.
- To be able to identify the factors that make the current situation in Russia unstable.
- To be able to identify the characteristics of the new world order that undermine hopes for peace and stability.
- To be able to identify the characteristics of the new world order that support hopes for peace and stability.
- To be able to describe the ways in which nation-states are challenged by both substates and suprastates.
- To be able to identify the factors contributing to U.S. voter apathy.
- To be able to describe the impact of single-issue politics on democracy in the U.S.
- To be able to trace the impact of globalization on human identity.