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Revision, etc [26 Jun 2005|10:44pm]

[ mood | anxious ]


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4625103.stm - includes map of Gaza withdrawal plan


So, umm. If anyone gets online between now and the exam, let me know if you have suggestions/thoughts:

Paper 5

Developments in international politics/regional conflict:

Russia - Beslan?
Ex-Soviet states

Poverty, debt relief, aid etc
Nuclear proliferation
Globalisation (paper 4?)
Climate change

International intervention:



Not in:


National self interest
The legitimacy of intervention.
The difference between security and justice.

International organisations:

The UN: how affected by Iraq? UN reform. Can't think of anything else.
Don't know bout any of the other orgs "in relation to recent regional and global blah".

That EU in crisis thing?

OK, even besides the fact that I haven't "done" the EU yet, (hence its conspicuous absence), I am worried I know very little. If anybody has thoughts, please, please share them. Thank you.

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Revision fun! [23 Jun 2005|05:46pm]

[ mood | socialist?! ]

I thought it'd be nice, as a way of getting to know each other's political outlooks (and for those of us doing Politics at school to do some revision-lite) if we all went here http://www.politicalcompass.org/ and took the test and posted our results.

Mine are under this cut image heavyCollapse )

I was pretty surprised by the results--I seem to be much more of a lefty economics wise than I would have placed myself, but I reckon the social dimaension is about right.

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New layout [15 Jun 2005|06:08pm]

[ mood | peaceful ]

Welcome, jacinthsong (muahahaha our ranks are growing...)I notice you're doing PPE at uni, so you're probably better qualified than any of us to harp on about politics. Looking forward to hearing from ya!

Yeah I got bored so I fiddled around with the layout...tell me what you think!

I will make a real politics post when I get my brain back from the God of The Lauderette.

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hehehe, (and my brother slates me for reading the cartoons) [01 Jun 2005|11:39am]

[ mood | amused ]

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/Procrastinator18/str050604.gif edit: right, you may have to copy that into a page othawise i dunno..........

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Right. [30 May 2005|09:20am]

OK, people. Consequences of the 'non' vote then.


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ello [24 May 2005|12:15am]

[ mood | calm ]

yay more political forums. albs and rosy, you know me, other person- word up.

oh should i intro with a topic? whats our feeling on Britains right to rebate? have to admit i've pretty shallow knowledge on this one so desperatly looking for people to help me understand it. so far i've got
a) its our defence against CAP
b) CAP is shite and should be reformed
C) nobody else gets money back so why should we?
d) places like holland (?) are much bigger tax contributers so why should we get it?
e) were far richer than some other places (ie eastern europe) so why do we deserve more money?

course this doesn't help the fact im at a loss as to the terms of either. that is the CAP or the rebate

anyway, come discuss, teach etc dudes

(ps albs should i repaste my raving afghan/opium bitch here?)

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Seoul plays down threat to North [19 Apr 2005|08:17pm]


Interesting...America happy to go to UN when it suits...

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[11 Apr 2005|03:40pm]

"There are few legitimate grounds for international intervention." Discuss, in relation to recent conflicts.


Welcome _idealism, our third member!
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[04 Apr 2005|06:23pm]

Umm, dude? I just made up that there are "European ministers" within goverment departments, didn't I?
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[01 Apr 2005|05:14pm]

Ok...I am really worried that there are other people who list "handouts" in their interests...
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Rwandan Hutus end armed struggle [31 Mar 2005|01:13pm]


Big day in Africa then...
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Zimbabwe's Presidential Election [31 Mar 2005|01:12pm]

BBC News Website.
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Globalisation of course... [29 Mar 2005|11:06am]

[ mood | confused ]

What are your thoughts on this essay then? Once again I can't quite seem to tackle it: I've started my plan but it's so difficult to approach.

What has been the impact of globalisation on the UK's political system? 

I guess you start by defining globalisation: increased interconnectivity etc.

And then in what ways could this have impacted on the political system. All I've really got for that is
-increased membership of international organisations which have an effect on the system because they affect:
-economic sovereignty (e.g. the EU)
-the ability of the govt to make autonomous political decisions (all of the orgs, because of need to obey international law etc.)
-practically the workings of govt have had to change as globalisation has increased, e.g. european ministers.

But I know there should be more on the above. (is it a short or long answer?)

And then, I guess maybe we should question taking the concept of globalisation at face value, but I don't quite know how that works.

That's what I've got so far, tell me your thoughts?  

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Welcome & "Oil-for-food: Annan's job on the line" [28 Mar 2005|11:11pm]

By Paul Reynolds
World Affairs correspondent, BBC News website
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