Flashcards in Contemporary Conflict & Challenge Deck (27):
Disagreement caused by actual or perceived opposition of needs, values and interests between people.
A task or issue which is provocative, threatening, stimulating or an incitement to debate. Often allows alternative views to be expressed.
Common set of attitudes and experiences
Sets of ideas about how a society should be
Having a separate identity through religion, race or language.
Sharing language, arts, values and behaviour
Differing levels of wealth and resources.
Where issues or values bring local people together, such as against government closures of local services.
Where, for example, one region tries to take control of functions from a national government.
Where a particular country asserts its dominance over other people or nations. A belief in the value of a nation and its sense of identity for a population.
Where a geographical area is defined for a particular purpose, such as the exploration of oil.
Study of the ways in which political discussions and processes affect the way space and resources are used. Relationship between geography, economics and politics.
Where significant numbers differ from the majority population in terms or language, customs, festivals, food dress or religious belief.
World Poverty line
UN measure. People living on less than $1.25 a day 2005 GDP PPP
The inability to afford basic things such as safe drinking water, food, shelter, sanitation, healthcare and education.
GNP per capita
Total value of all the goods and services produced by a country in a year including income from foreign investments, divided by total population.
GDP per capita
Total value of all the goods and services produced by a country in a year divided by total population.
A move by a minority group toward greater independence and autonomy.
Highly Indebted Poor Countries
38 least developed countries with greater debt.
Millenium Development Goals
Eight UN targets to be achieved by 2015 to tackle global poverty.
Stable and sustainable economy where individuals have a reliable basic income.
Access to a reliable source of sufficient food.
Protection from diseases and access to healthcare.
Personal, community and political security
Being protected from violence, crime and human rights abuses.
Human Development Index
Indicates development of countries by examining the achievements of the inhabitants of the country. The index factors in three important elements: standard of living, life expectancy, and literacy level.
Physical Quality of Life Index
An attempt to measure the quality of life or well-being of a country. The value is the average of three statistics: basic literacy rate, infant mortality, and life expectancy at age one, all equally weighted on a 0 to 100 scale.