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Chapter 11

Internationalism and Nationalism

Lori MacDonald

on 6 November 2013

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Transcript of Chapter 11

Chapter 11
How have changing world conditions promoted the need for internationalism?
Global Communications
How have changing world conditions promoted the need for internationalism?
Voluntary Balkanization
How have changing world conditions promoted the need for internationalism?
Effects of technology on citizenship and democracy
How have the United Nations' changing international responses affected Nationalism?
Iran's Conflict with the UN
How have the United Nations' changing international responses affected nationalism?
Protecting the Common Human Heritage
Internationalism and Nationalism
To what extent do efforts to promote
internationalism through world organizations affect nationalism?

->The global village
How do the responses of various international organizations affect nationalism?
Economic Organizations
How do the responses of various international organizations affect nationalism?
Cultural and language-based organizations
Security Councils
Global village (also known as world village) is a term commonly used to describe the societal and cultural effects of telecommunications
Voluntary Balkanization is essentially the development of cliques (on a large scale). Groups of people will stratify (separate) themselves out from one another, and ensure that they spend their time primarily with individuals from their own group.

It comes from the context of the history of the Balkans, an area in the middle-east that experienced considerable conflict when a territory splintered into many smaller states, each of which wanted to be separate from one another.
Canadian media philosopher Marshall McLuhan in the 60's
"technology has ended the psychological, social, political, and economic isolation of many parts of the world."
"Media is the Message"
Figure 11-3 Some parents and educators worry that communicating electronically isolates young people at a time when socializing is important for the development of their identity. Do you think this concern is valid?
How might digital technology serve as an instrument of power? How might it serve to disempower people?
The report recommended that the UN relax its longstanding
tradition of staying out of internal conflicts — conflicts
that occur within countries. It said that the UN has a
responsibility to protect people when states violate or fail
to uphold the rights and welfare of their own citizens. This
intervention could take the form of humanitarian operations,
monitoring missions, diplomacy, or — as a last resort —
military force.
2004 report titled A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility.
-Iran signed nuclear non-proliferation treaty BUT have been secretly enriching uranium
-Sanctions imposed
UNESCO promotes international co-operation in the fields of education, science, culture, and communication and works to create respect for the shared values and dignity of every civilization and culture.
UNESCO believes that peace will be promoted if people know about and help preserve this
common human heritage. In addition, acknowledging a common human heritage may help promote responsible global citizenship.
Identifying the Common Human Heritage
Threats to the CHH
Many of the forces that shape globalization — trade, safer and faster transportation, and improved communications — also shape the growth of internationalism
"a rising tide lifts all boats" -JFK
WTO - 1995
“reducing trade barriers has been, is and will remain essential to promote growth and development, to improve standards of living and to tackle poverty reduction.”
EU - 1991
In addition to promoting peace, security, and justice, the EU is dedicated to creating one of the largest free-trade zones in the world by integrating the economies of member countries.
Early Indigenous Peoples' Initiatives
goals include promoting the interests and rights of the Inuit — and all Indigenous peoples — as well as strengthening the cultural bonds that unite them
The Arctic Council
Discuss strategies to protect the fragile arctic environment
World's 8 Arctic countries
La Francophonie
Collective Security Treaty Organization
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