The three major cultural changes that have occurred during this time period since then was the agricultural revolution which began around 10,000-12,000 years ago, the industrial- medical revolution which began about 275 years ago and the information and globalization revolution which began about 50 years ago. These changes increased our impact with the environment in three ways such as giving us more energy and new technologies that alter and control more of the planet to meet the basic needs,...
A realist theoretical lens would be the most appropriate for analyzing this issue, since it thoroughly addresses the actions and reactions taken of one state (in this case the rising Chinese power) so that they can survive and continue spreading their economic and diplomatic influence. In many cases, realists like Mearsheimer point out that states are the main actors in world politics and operate in an anarchic international system. Furthermore states cannot determine the intentions of another...
"Analyse the policy-making roles in and responses of the four main EU institutions to the ongoing financial crisis". The European Union (EU) is not a federal state, unlike the United States of America, as members retain their own independence as a sovereign nation/country. Each member state does contribute an element of its sovereignty by taking joint decisions with other members. Through countries delegating some of their decision making power, so that decisions can be made at a...
The conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, formally Zaire, is complex, complicated by the struggle for power over the countrys vast resources by actors within and outside Congo. In recent years, one particular mineral, coltan, has been at the center of the fight. The precious ore is mined in rebel-controlled areas at the expense of national parks and depletion of wildlife. Coltan is a key element in cell phones, computer chips, nuclear reactors, and PlayStations. The market for the...
The post-Cold War realm opened an opportunity window for the countries to establish a new world balance, especially when the world is being increasingly influenced by the regional powers maintaining peace in their respective regions and promoting trade and human rights - in other words, playing a pivotal role of a watchdog. In the case of South America, Brazil has a serious claim for becoming such a regional power. The representatives of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies outlined...
The Presidential election of 1948 was an election with many firsts. It was not only the first Presidential election following the end of World War II, but also the first since the beginning of the Cold War. Democrats had been in office for sixteen years, and with the election of the 80th Congress going to the Republicans during the off year, it seemed that America wanted a change. Franklin D. Roosevelt had held office twelve of the past sixteen years. Roosevelt, who had led this country through...
Over the last few centuries, the concern for global climate changes has significantly grown and brought about many changes in the behaviors of people as well and their responses to the changing world. Global warming has always been considered to be a very controversial issue since then and until now. Scientists could not agree on the origins of the said phenomenon; whether it is human-induced or a natural cyclic pattern of the earth's system. Nonetheless, beyond all the arguments, most agree...
According to Joseph S. Nye, leadership is a "relationship of power" (2008, 25). Unlike an executive of a firm, who is only answerable to their shareholders, a president of a democracy such as the United States is answerable to a wider range of stakeholders. They have to work with the opponent party and the congress to wade through any decision-making process. Although they do are able to exercise their veto rights to block legislations, the legislations they introduce are not...
Peace and war are two concepts generally bound together. We can rarely address one of these issues without addressing the other and the understanding of one of those two concepts increases the understanding of the other. This explains principally the choice of this topic: Ethics and War in a course entitled Peace and Culture. Peace is defined by the Oxford dictionary (2010) as: "a state or a period in which there are no war or war has ended". For many, the word peace is merely the...
In addition to being a cheap way to generate electricity, nuclear power is one of the promising solutions for the treatment of many diseases. More than that, nuclear energy is used in many industries to reach higher levels of efficiency, and in many security systems to detect terrorists and maintain peace in the world (Wolfson, 1995). After being discovered early in the 20th century, and ameliorated by the fathers of nuclear physics such as Ernest Rutherford in the 1930s, nuclear power was...