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Globalization

The increasing interconnectedness among societies

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Cultural globalization

Involves the spread of pop culture, and the global diffusion of more traditional cultural ideas found in religious and ethnic communities

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Political globalization

Is the spread of political ideas, values, norms, practices, and policies

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Global politics

The politics of global social relations in which the pursuit of power interests, order and justice transcends regions and continents

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International relations

The study of the interactions of states and other actors in the international system.

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Non-state actors

Are any participant in global politics that is neither acting in the name of the government nor created and served by the government. They can be NGO's, terrorist networks, or global crime syndicates

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Nation

a community of people who share a common sense of identity

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Realism

a theoretical approach that analyzes all international relations. Humans are at best self interest - consumed with the pursuit of power

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Liberalism

a theoretical approach that argues for human rights, parliamentary democracy and free trade which maintaining all goals

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Marxism

a theory critical of the status quo or dominant capitalist paradigm. Marxist's ideal is a stateless and classless society

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Nation-states

(countries) are the most important actors in global politics as they are the actors that engage in diplomatic relations and sign the treaties that create the legal foundation for world politics and go to war

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Why are theories important?

They allow you to decide which facts matter and which do not