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This work intends to analyze the works of five scholars in order to understand their connection with various theoretical perspectives of international relations.
“The Case Against the West” by Mahbubani depicts how the West is responsible for the present world disorder, thus supporting the realist paradigm of world order. According to the scholar, West is trying to cling to power, thus inhibiting the development of a new world order where Asia has power. In its effort to protect its supreme position, the West fails to handle many of the world problems in a reasonable way. Instead, it only contributes to more problems. For example, it invaded Iraq violating the rules of UN Security Council, thus undermining the efforts to bring a new world order. In another instance, the US walked away from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, thus encouraging others to ignore UN.
Yet another example is the infamous claim by the US that India and China are the main culprits behind world carbon dioxide emissions. When this statement was made, the nation was mocking at the reality that while the US alone is responsible for nearly one-third of the total carbon dioxide emission, Western Europe produces slightly more than a quarter of the total emission. The scholar alleges through these examples that after enjoying “years of global domination”, the West is not ready to share power and responsibility. Admittedly, the scholar is hinting that the theory of classical realism is still valid because the various instances show that the West, instead of bringing world harmony through proper sharing of power and responsibility, is trying to retain its own supreme position.
The article by Kagan named “History’s Back: Ambitious Autocracies, Hesitant Democracies” shows that liberalism is not a tenable theory in the real world. To illustrate, the proponents of liberal
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The relationship between globalisation and the systems of governance is analysed in the following two articles: a) the article of Cerny (1999), under the title ‘Globalisations and the Erosion of Democracy’ and b) the article of Hirst and Thompson (2002), under the title ‘The Future of Globalisation’; both the above articles focus on the role of globalisation in the systems of governance introduced in countries internationally.
A similar problem appeared again in the Elections of 2004 where the Liberal Party achieved low percentage of votes but won many seats, more than it would be expected compared with ‘the number of votes that the above party attracted’ (Charlton and Baker 232).
This discussion seeks to address the various obstacles to critical thinking process being faced by a population of nursing profession students at King Abul Aziz University in Jeddah. This is done by triangulation method deploying the quantitative analysis and qualitative analysis of the collected data.
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e epigraph for the Spirit of the Law is taken from the Metamorphoses of the ancient Roman poet Ovid: “An offspring created without a mother” (2.553). Montesquieu understands his work as offering a creative or original approach to both longstanding and novel problems of
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For example, President Barack Obama left his career to assist the poor in Chicago. Another example is Warren Buffet, who pledged to donate a large portion of the billions he accumulated in his career to society. Helping people can be done in