The rise of China as a global economic and political player is a significant development in world politics and is one that has been unprecedented in history. China's global impact is increasingly felt on every continent, in most international institutions, and on many global issues. (1) (Shambaugh 2013) This is starting to create a power transition from the West to the East as the United States starts to decline, shifting the world landscape from a unipolar world towards a bipolar world. Historically, the emergence of new poles of power in the international system have been geopolitically destabilizing such as the rise of Russia, Germany, and the United States (2) (Layne 2008) Power sharing between superpowers has lead to conflict, fuelled by suspicion and mistrust. What will make China the exception as there demand for resources and expansion grows? Although China claims a “peaceful rise” to power, their actions in the international and regional and local systems have created conditions for conflict that has potential to be devastating to the world order.
In this essay I will discuss why the Third World has been the sight of most of the world's conflicts since 1945. The conflicts that have transpired have been mostly internal and not just between these countries and their neighbors. They range in wars regarding religion, liberation, rebelling, and civil wars to name a few. I will consider these conflicts and their make up in regards to countries involved in the most serious conflicts along with the impact on their infrastructures, and how these wars have been fought.
Countries all have different cultures none of us share the same culture. So why are we trying to make other countries be like us? There are multiple reason as to why we are going into other countries and trying to make peace that we cannot achieve, but none of them seem like a really reasonable reason why we are going into other countries and making a mess. They just want peace in the world and they just want all of the countries to get along and have peace, but that is not what they are going to get out of this. Another reason is to pretty much save our own behinds because they don’t want the countries to come over and attack us and put our country in danger. Some of these countries don’t want our help but we are giving it to them anyway and that is why they are not listening to us and turning around and stabbing us in the back. If these countries wanted our help they would go and ask for it we don’t need to be sticking our nose in other people’s business because we want to, most people don’t like other people in their business. I guess for the sake of the country that the security sector reform is important, but it causes some problems. Countries in the past 30 years that have been in transition like Afghanistan has gone from authoritarian to democratic governance, Iraq has gone from war to peace, and how I think the best way to reform the security sector within the societies in transition should go.
Large corporations such as Nike, Gap, and Reebok and many others from the United States have moved their factories to undeveloped nations; barely pay their employees enough to live on. Countries such as China, Indonesia, and Haiti have readily abundant cheap labor. There should be labor laws or an obligation of respecting workers to provide decent working conditions, fair wages, and safety standards.
The economic interdependence theory branches off of a more broad theory, the interdependence theory. In this theory, interdependence refers to the mutual dependence between countries. Mutual dependence requires countries to be highly sensitive and vulnerable to each other, where Keohane and Nye (1977) defines sensitivity as the degree to which countries are affected by the actions of others, and vulnerability as the degree to which countries can protect themselves from events that occur somewhere else that may be potentially costly. (Keohane and Nye). This theory claims that relationships between countries that are built on interdependence are costly to break and therefore interdependence causes a decrease in international conflict. Often times, liberalism is used to link interdependence theory with conflict. Liberalism explains how cooperation can develop and be continued. In this paper ...
...y's Americans have a belief that they have set for themselves and for the rest of the world a high example of individual freedom. Americans became a nation with the understanding that government action should not restrict the freedom of individuals to follow their own consciences. Employees are the first to know if something within an organization is not legally or ethically right. Unfortunately they are also the last to speak out about such problems. Know body wants to be a whistle blower on the very company that they are working for. Each corporation should provide an employee bill of rights as well as a system of appeals to guarantee these rights and as a condition of employment, workers at every level should be allowed to voice their concerns about the company's activities or policies. They should also be afforded a fair hearing in order to voice these concerns.
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Businesses should outsource if it benefits their company. Big corporations are not responsible for the well being of the citizens of America. If outsourcing is going to benefit companies then why shouldn’t they be shipping their jobs to third world countries? Their goals are to make as much money as they can regardless of the well being of others. This is the goal of the big corporation. On the other hand, thinking about the well being of the American people, many Americans say that the corporations are being selfish and owe something to the citizens. Despite what these people say, the corporations owe nothing to the people. Business are always competing with each other, and if one business does outsourcing then the other businesses have to follow the same path because they will not be able to compete with the outsourcing business.
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Workers anywhere around the world should follow the basic workers rights which are human rights. When people are working, they should not be trying to overwork just to attain a middle class status or a higher status. In the book The Betrayal of the American Dream by Donald Barlett, he says that people “in China usually work from ten to twelve hours a day, sometimes for seven days straight without overtime pay... without break” (Barlett 92). Additionally, “workers frequently endure excessive and forced overtime in order to gain a higher wage” (Barlett 92). He explains that people working in these sweatshops in China, have no workers rights and are punished if they cannot reach their production target. They would need to skip dinner or work on unpaid overtime shifts just to get paid. What some corporations are doing in the world is outrageous and is not ethical at all. Apple Company who buys products from these corporations said