PLS 222-01

Evolution of world politics

primitive – empire – system of sovereign states (shaped by West)

World system

  • more than just a sum of parts
  • interaction of players
  • PATTERNS
  • 21st Century system of sovereign states and popular sovereignty or right to self determination
  • WWII – bi-polar/cold war system
  • US containment NATO
  • detente – 1972 China
  • Decolonization post-WWII
  • Barbers
  • Jihad v. McWorld
  • falling apart v. integrating & becoming more alike
  • Globalization
  • integration/intermestic
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