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The global power shift | TED Playlists | TED

The global power shift | TED Playlists | TED | Power | Scoop.it
Big-picture talks about global politics and the shifting weight of the world.
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Gordon Brown defends his LIBERAL view under questioning from an interviewer with a REALIST perspective.

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The global power shift | TED Playlists | TED

The global power shift | TED Playlists | TED | Power | Scoop.it
Big-picture talks about global politics and the shifting weight of the world.
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A really interesting talk about the 'cat and mouse' struggle for power on the Chinese internet.

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Theory Talks: Theory Talk #7: Joseph Nye

Theory Talks: Theory Talk #7: Joseph Nye | Power | Scoop.it
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Joseph Nye explains his theory of SOFT POWER.  He also explores how the GLOBAL INFORMATION AGE is affecting the global power distribution.  Later in the interview he explains how we live in an age of both NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY and TRANSNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, and suggests that both models will persist for decades to come.  Finally, he explains how power distribution in today's world functions like a 3 DIMENSIONAL CHESS BOARD.

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The global power shift | TED Playlists | TED

The global power shift | TED Playlists | TED | Power | Scoop.it
Big-picture talks about global politics and the shifting weight of the world.
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A POST-COLONIAL perspective of the potential implications of China's rise.  Detailing how the West mis-understands the entirely different cultural roots of China, and how this very different culture may become, or may radically alter GLOBAL CULTURAL NORMS.  In other words; with more power comes more capability to project and perhaps to impose your culture on others.

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The global power shift | TED Playlists | TED

The global power shift | TED Playlists | TED | Power | Scoop.it
Big-picture talks about global politics and the shifting weight of the world.
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Paddy Ashdown claims that we are living in a moment in history where power is changing in ways it never has before. In this talk he outlines the THREE MAJOR GLOBAL SHIFTS that he sees coming.

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Theory Talks: Theory Talk #49: John Mearsheimer

Theory Talks: Theory Talk #49: John Mearsheimer | Power | Scoop.it
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John Mearsheimer explains how he reached his REALIST view of interational relations in this interview.  He makes some interesting points about the LIBERAL IMPERIALISM of much recent US foreign policy - ie the projection of power in the Middle East in the attempt to spread 'democracy'.

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