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Global Issues Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Introd­uction Chapter Vocabulary

Global Citize­nship: Every person belongs to a larger system, family, community, & country
Global Issues: Issues that require cooper­ation from all nations to resolve the problem. EX) Climate change
Global­iza­tion: the flow and exchange of financial resources, people, and inform­ation to other countries
Global Economy: EX) The World Bank. Shared economies
Culture: "The shared ideals, values, and beliefs that people use to interpret, experi­ence, and generate behavi­or."­
Cultural Imperi­alism: promoting one nation's values, beliefs, and behavior over all others
Modern­iza­tion: non tradit­ional values and beliefs. Less use of religion. More importance on law and rational views. Leaving behind the tradit­ional way of living.
Cultural Relati­vism: acknow­ledge that the way "­oth­ers­" see the world is as valid as the way you see the world.
Human Rights: "­Rea­sonable demands for personal security and basic well being."­ Varies depending on culture.
Conflict: in terms of cultural, ethnic, economic, political, and so on.

Chapter 4: Population Growth

Introd­uction: Expone­ntial population growth stops/­slows down when poverty disapp­ears. There is a need for safe, effective birth control methods and extending political power to women.
Over popula­tio­n/e­nvi­ronment collapse is a Western idea that people think is cultural imperi­alism.
Over population and over consum­ption is the cause for the depletion of the world's resources.
Climate change is a global issue.
Population pressures that are enviro­nmental pressures as well: Defore­sta­tion, water shortages, contam­ination of air, land, and water, loss of biodiv­ersity.
Earth has a carrying capacity that we are reaching. Mass starvation and population collapse is possible.
The ability to feed the population depends on: available arable land, accessible water, and pop. pressures.
There is a need for a balance btwn. human numbers and consum­ption and the planet's capacity to support life.
Education is key. Women aren't educated in developing nations. These countries are still tradit­ional societies.
An educated girl is your best contra­cep­tion.
The use of force or coercive practices to control pop. growth is culturally imperi­ali­stic.
Developing countries need economic security and altern­atives to large families.
Developed countries need consum­ption practices.

Chapter 4: Defini­tions

Body politics: women's reprod­uctive rights