What is globalization? What are the advantages and disadvantages of globalization?
Several alternative approaches to peace are presented in Chapter 13. In your judgment, which is the most realistic, given the nature of today’s world? Which approach is the most desirable, and why?
The authors note a number of approaches to economic well-being: liberal capitalism and liberal democracy, egalitarian communism, illiberal capitalism, right-wing authoritarianism, and democratic socialism. In your judgment, which of these approaches offers the best hope for global economic improvement, and why?
What role does the international community play in dealing with the issues of poverty and economic well-being?
What is meant by “ecological health” and why is it important?