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Why Peace Talks Fail In Africa | Foreign Affairs

Why Peace Talks Fail In Africa | Foreign Affairs | green geo 160 | Scoop.it
As a new wave of violent conflicts has ravaged Africa, borders and conventional peace processes have done little to contain them. A cold war between Ethiopia and Eritrea has spilled over into Somalia, where Eritrea has supported the jihadist group al Shabaab in its fight against the Ethiopian-backed government in Mogadishu.
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Brookings Doha Center

Brookings Doha Center | green geo 160 | Scoop.it
The Brookings Doha Center undertakes research on the socio-economic and geopolitical issues facing the Muslim world and encourages greater understanding between policy-makers in the U.S. and the Muslim world.
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Current Opinion in Economy and Globalization

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China's New Bachelor Class

China's New Bachelor Class | green geo 160 | Scoop.it
Gender imbalances in China have created a generation of men for whom finding love is no easy task

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Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, April 10, 2014 11:19 AM

Because of china’s one child policy the pool of available women had gone down, this leads many rural women to wish to marry up in economic circumstances leaving many rural men unmarried and once they pass the age of 30 less likely to ever marry.  China’s quandary with unbalanced sexes is a graphic example of what happens when one gender is preferred above anther leading to a reversal within a generation when scarcity of the other sex sets in.  Hopefully this experience will teach China to value both men and women in the future.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, November 20, 2014 9:22 AM

The one child policy coupled with a traditionally patriarchal society has created a major problem in China in regards to men finding a wife. The preference towards having a baby boy over having a baby girl has led to abortions and infanticide in order to secure a male child. Unfortunately, this has resulted in a severely larger male population. In China's growing economically aware society, women have all the power to ultimately chose their spouse, often times considering wealth and status over any other characteristics. In a way, the power and fate of China has shifted to the women of marrying age while millions of poorer, working class men are left to live their lives unmarried and alone.  

 

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, December 15, 2014 8:42 PM

The more well off Chinese males are more apt to get with woman. Due to the gender imbalance caused by the one child policy of China, it is harder for the men who are born into less fortunate families to get married and that will cause them to lose out on love.

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Global Issues : social, political, economic and environmental issues that affect us all — Global Issues

Global Issues : social, political, economic and environmental issues that affect us all — Global Issues | green geo 160 | Scoop.it
GlobalIssues.org provides insights into global issues that may be misrepresented but are all closely related. List of topics covered include social, political, economic and environmental issues, including human rights, economy, trade, globalization, poverty, environment and health related issues.
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Beyond the Minimum Wage by Stephen Lerner - Talk Poverty

Beyond the Minimum Wage by Stephen Lerner - Talk Poverty | green geo 160 | Scoop.it
Of course we should absolutely raise the minimum wage. We should raise it in our cities, towns, states and federally. We should use any public entity that has the authority to raise the bottom—like for federal, state, and local contracts—and we should then demand that private companies follow suit.  Morality, decency and basic economics all …
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Biggest Threats to Universal Education in the Third World | Development Goals

United Nations Millennium Development Goals Information site - with information about the development goals that will hopefully change the world for the better
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Apple: Poor working conditions inside the Chinese factories making iPads

Apple: Poor working conditions inside the Chinese factories making iPads | green geo 160 | Scoop.it
Staff and safety experts have spoken out about the conditions in Chinese factories, with banners in one giving a warning of: 'Work hard on the job today or work hard to find a job tomorrow'.

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Taylor Brown's comment, May 3, 2013 2:45 PM
The workers at Foxconn are not treated ass well as they should be. Some are forced to stand during 24 hour long shifts, and they have to share rooms with many other workers. They don't get paid nearly enough for the hard work they do. Workers have even been injured and they don't even do anything about it besides fire them. They need to treat their workers with more care.
Claudia Bresson's comment, May 3, 2013 2:47 PM
Apple is inconsiderate of their workers. Almost 140 workers were injured 2 years ago cleaning iPhone screen with a poisonous chemical. Even though workers have many benefits of working at Apple, they also have poor working conditions.
Savanna Henning's comment, May 5, 2013 1:26 PM
The treatment of many Apple workers in China is often overlooked by Apple.All they want is to be able to make more of their products faster and cheaper. Workers are often forced to work long hours, live in crowded dormitories, and are explosed to dangerous chemicals. However, the workers often have worse living conditions where they came from and need the job so they tolerate the conditions.
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How China Is Making Its Own Daily Temps Go Up

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WASHINGTON (AP) — China, the world's largest producer of carbon dioxide, is directly feeling the man-made heat of global warming, scientists conclude in the first study to link the burning of fossil fuels to one country's rise in its daily...

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Rainier Manuel's comment, May 3, 2013 3:19 PM
I can't imagine the weather in China especially for a overpopulated country. China has the largest Carbon Dioxide producer bigger than the US and India. Their government need to look at this and fix it.
Gabriel Pavlik's comment, May 3, 2013 4:25 PM
China has a problem with their thermostat and so I don't want to go their.
Zach Deaton's comment, May 6, 2013 11:10 AM
There's obviously a trade-off here. Economic growth for overpopulation and large carbon emissions. This pollution can, will, and is creating big problems. I wouldn't ever want to move here.
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Deadliest attack on Ukrainian troops

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A dawn attack on a checkpoint in eastern Ukraine leaves at least 14 soldiers dead, in the worst loss of life for government forces to date.
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Structural Adjustment—a Major Cause of Poverty — Global Issues

Structural Adjustment—a Major Cause of Poverty — Global Issues | green geo 160 | Scoop.it
This part of the globalissues.org web site looks into the effectiveness of the IMF-imposed Structural Adjustment Policies and how this has exacerbated poverty.
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