The final examination is scheduled at 11:30-1:30, Thursday December 7.
The examination will consist of 10 multiple choice questions worth 20 points, Short answer questions worth a total of 30 points and eight essay questions of which you choose five, worth 30 points each. The eight essay questions will be drawn from the following.
- Discuss why human rights are an important political issue among different nations.
- How do different cultures view human rights?
- Discuss how globalization can harm the economic character of a society.
- Discuss how globalization can improve the economic well-being of a society.
- Discuss why South American countries might be turning their backs on democratization.
- Discuss why some less developed countries such as those in sub-Saharan Africa might be suspicious of offers of economic help from the developed countries.
- Discuss why terrorism is used by some groups to achieve their political goals.
- Discuss how religious differences contribute to international conflicts.
- Discuss how different states can use religious beliefs in an effort to reduce international conflicts.
- Discuss the nature of “international law” compared to domestic legal institutions. Why is international law harder to enforce?
- Why are international treaties difficult to use as the basis of international law.
- Discuss the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. How has it been effective? How has it failed?
- Discuss why an understanding of global issues is important for the peaceful development of international institutions.
- Discuss how socialism and liberalism differ over the resolution of economic conflicts.
- Discuss how war could be just and under what circumstances countries might legitimately engage in warf