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Rational World

A blog about a varitey of topics: politics, government, philosophy, news, etc.

Posts tagged governemnt

Thursday, July 4, 2013
The article referenced above is:
“Egypt’s apparent coup would be first of 2013, as takeovers become less common worldwide,” by Drew DeSilver, Pew Research Center.
What strikes me the most about this information is that it calls into question a long held “truth” of political science: that the Cold War was a period of exceptional stability. Political scientists even call this era “The Long Peace.” While there may be evidence that the Cold War helped suppress international conflicts, it may have also bred volatile domestic situations, particularly in the non-aligned third world. I think that this is frequently over looked by historians and political scientists, and further study on this topic could fundamentally change our view of the Cold War.

The article referenced above is:

Egypt’s apparent coup would be first of 2013, as takeovers become less common worldwide,” by Drew DeSilver, Pew Research Center.

What strikes me the most about this information is that it calls into question a long held “truth” of political science: that the Cold War was a period of exceptional stability. Political scientists even call this era “The Long Peace.” While there may be evidence that the Cold War helped suppress international conflicts, it may have also bred volatile domestic situations, particularly in the non-aligned third world. I think that this is frequently over looked by historians and political scientists, and further study on this topic could fundamentally change our view of the Cold War.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

"The Global Economy is Moving Away from the Cliff Edge"

A video from the OECD about the state of the global economy.

(via OECD.org)


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012