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  1. Effective uses of PowerPoint:How to construct a pleasant instructional presentation utilizing Microsoft Office PowerPoint Dawn Peterson

  2. #1 • Have an interesting introductory slide that is pleasant to view and draws attention towards the topic.

  3. Thinking and caring about international politics Chapter 1

  4. #2 • Properly organize information with a visually pleasing proportion of bullets and graphics: • Use bullets as a way to highlight various points • Use graphics as a way to emphasize or complement various points

  5. Why study world politics • Finances • The valuation of the dollar • Interest rates • Rate of inflation • Jobs & rate of compensation • Environment • Health • Food Supply • The quality of air and water • Weather patterns and temperature • Security • War (nuclear, biological, chemical) • Terrorism

  6. #3 • Use lines as a way to highlight important information and illustrate meaning

  7. Four dominant points of views • Realist- believe that conflict and contention is inevitable because all people are self interested individuals vying for the same resources • Thomas Hobbes- humans possess an inherent urge to dominate • Hans Morgenthau- the ubiquity of evil in human actions inevitably turns churches into political organizations, revolutions into dictatorships, and love of country into imperialism

  8. #4 • Use non serif fonts, so that the that audience can read large amounts of text clearly

  9. Neorealist • Neorealist – believe that states are the primary source of conflict and contention. State power is anarchical and unbalanced; each state strives to promote its own interests and each state is its own judge and jury. International organizations may exist but there power is too limited to squelch conflict.

  10. #5 • Keep patterns and themes similar throughout the presentation.

  11. Liberalism • Liberals believe that conflict can be mitigated through cooperative government, either through current government structures or through new models of governance. • Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) believed that humans have recognized that more can be accomplished through interdependence and cooperation than through unilateral action

  12. #6 • Use similar color schemes and backgrounds throughout the presentation

  13. Neo Liberals • Believe that the state is the primary actor of the world stage. They believe that states should come together for the purpose of obtaining mutual benefits and greater standards of human existence. International Government Organizations (IGO’s) Non governmental Organizations (NGO’s)

  14. #7 • Keep bells and whistles to a minimum for the purpose of avoiding distraction

  15. Examples of International Organizations & NGO’s • The United Nations • The European Union • NATO • The African Union • World Rights Watch • Terrorist groups and organizations

  16. #8 • Make sure to utilize spell check and proof read all the slides

  17. Making realism and liberalism into policy • Woodrow Wilson- asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany for the purpose of making the world safe for democracy • William Clinton asked Americans to support sending U.S. troops to Bosnia because it was the right thing to do to stop the Serbian genocide of Croats and Muslim Bosnians • President Bush’s willingness to engage in preemptive war, including the attack on Iraq in2003 for the purpose of spreading democracy

  18. #9 • Pay attention to organization of information

  19. Realpolitik • An approach to politics that emphasizes self interests and security first before worrying about the welfare of others • “The best way to maintain the peace is to remain powerful” (Ronald Regan) • “We will build our defenses beyond challenge, lest weaknesses invite challenge” (George W. Bush)

  20. #10 • Resist using too many graphics on a single slide

  21. Military Spending

  22. More on Military Spending

  23. Direct and Indirect democracy • Republics/ Indirect democracies • The election of leaders to represent our interests in policy making decisions • direct democracy – direct votes by the people • Forms of direct democracy • initiatives and referendums

  24. Avenues for Political Participation • Ways to Participate: • Voting • Political Contact, phone calls, letter writing, emails 45% • Join interest groups, or professional associations 86% • Participate in political campaigns, monetary contributions 34% • Attendance in meetings and political rallies 46% • Civil disobedience (Ukraine , Vietnam, Tiananmen Square) • Consumerism and Shopping

  25. Who Votes • Voting statistics for 2008: • 64% of all eligible voters are registered • 56% of 18-25 year-olds registered but only 42% actually voted • 67% of all seniors (55+) vote

  26. Young People Vote Less Older Adults Young Voters

  27. Likely Voters • Educated people, those with college degrees tend to vote more than people with fewer years of formal education • Wealthier people vote more than poorer people • Devotedly religious people tend to vote more often than secular people • Women tend to vote more than men • People who identify strongly with either Democrat or Republican Party

  28. Trust in government was rising, but is now declining

  29. Conclusions • We are all part of the worlds drama and are all affected by it • Economics is one way in which we are all affected • Our countries role in the world affects our budgets for domestic endeavors • There are many things that individuals can do to become actively involved