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By Mathias Albert

Civilizing international Politics deals an leading edge method of the altering contexts of world politics, relocating past the ever extra fuzzy debate on globalization to an idea of global society that transcends the state country and embraces groups together with nongovernmental firms. It brings jointly learn from quite a few fields of political technological know-how, sociology, and social thought in new methods, effectively introducing U.S. scholars of overseas affairs to modern continental learn in a manner that enlightens because it civilizes.

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Also, other non-state actors are becoming important players in the global arena. For example, Hezbollah was locked up with Israel in an unprecedented war in 2006. This was the first time in contemporary international relations that a war was fought between a state and a non-state actor. Furthermore, the war was fought on Lebanese soil, without the participation of Lebanon as a party to the conflict. In addition, various terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda are impacting global affairs. Another manifestation is the tempting impact of unipolarity on the United States’ search for global hegemony.

Land pollution is caused by a host of factors, including the disposal of toxic wastes generated from economic production. In the case of water pollution, the sources vary from the drilling of oil to the processing of minerals such as iron ore. Also, there is increased pressure on oil and mineral deposits. Multinational corporations are criss-crossing the world in search of new oil and mineral deposits in their unending quest to locate new sources of profits. For example, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has become a major source of various minerals, including the one that is used in the manufacturing of cell phones.

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