Lecture: SECURITY THEORY AND PEAK OIL THEORY
1. Discuss the complexities associated with domestic political support for arms spending and high military budgets. Can the current military budget be justified?
Lecture: INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
GLOBALIZATION AND THE NORTH
2. What is the purpose and significance of such international economic organizations as the IMF, World Bank, and WTO, and international political organizations as the United Nations? What was the American role in creating those institutions?
Lecture: INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY, GLOBALIZATION AND THE SOUTH
3. Please respond with your thoughts on the film we have been watching, The End of Poverty, which takes a critical view on the process of globalization. What would proponents of unfettered globalization say in response to this presentation? Did this film expand your understanding of the concept (positively or negatively)?
Video: The End of Poverty?, (Part Two)
Lecture: RELIGION AND NATIONALISM
4. The documentary Beyond Our Differences makes the case that the world is too largely focused on the negative aspects of contemporary religion, particularly the Western tradition, and not enough on the positive. Did you agree or disagree with this essential message of the film?
Video: Beyond Our Differences, a documentary film from the Bill Moyers Journal.
Lecture: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
5. Explain in your own words the ideas presented in the short documentary The Ecological Footprint. What sort of solutions presented in the video seem plausible for Americans to carry out?
Video: The Ecological Footprint, a documentary film featuring Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D.
For more info see the website below:
http://www.kropfpolisci.com/dvcpolsci250.htm
In the website see the 2nd Journal Responses which due 14th December 2011 for instructions and lecture outlines for the question I mention above
The paper format is informal because it’s only a journal response. Try not to use resources because this journal only includes your personal thought and your knowledge.
1.Consider Gabriel’s Conspiracy and the Election of 1800 and discuss its political context, Gabriel’s objectives, his recruitment methods, and his appeal as a leader. And finally, analyze the reaction by authorities to the plot once it was discovered.
2.Analyze the Civil War by discussing the combatants and how they expected to win, Lincoln’s views and policies on slavery, the South at War and the disintegration of slavery, the North at War, the rationale for emancipation (1863), the Election of 1864, and the collapse of the Confederacy.
3.Use the sources below to outline nineteenth century American politics, the sectional crisis, and
cultural tensions as factors leading to the Civil War by discussing the Wilmot Proviso and the expansion of slavery, the Election of 1848, “The Great Debate”, the Fugitive Slave Act, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the Kansas Nebraska Act, the realignment of the party system, “Bleeding Kansas”, The Dred Scott Decision, John Brown, and the Republican Victory in 1860. In so doing, detail Frederick Douglass’ view of the U.S. Constitution and its relationship to slavery and compare his position to that of Jefferson Davis. In conclusion, offer your own view on the merits of the two positions.
4.Discuss Republicans in power by describing the following administrations: Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and John Q. Adams. Conclude by suggesting the significance or consequences of Republican rule in the Early Republic.

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