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International Futures : Dilemmas in World Politics - Barry B. Hughes

International Futures

Dilemmas in World Politics

Paperback Published: 13th August 1999
ISBN: 9780813368412
Number Of Pages: 243

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Fully updated and including an expanded and extensive Windows computer simulation, this unique text/disk combination provides a survey of alternative futures in international relations. By manipulating a wide range of variables in major countries and geographical regions students can generate a limitless number of future scenarios in the areas of demographics, food, energy, the environment, economics, and sociopolitical systems. This edition has added capability for display of data and forecasts, has introduced extensive historical data and analysis capability, has extended the time horizon of forecasts, and has extensively expanded the Help system of the model. Complete with tables, flowcharts, feedback loops, computer notes, and research suggestions, the text and simulation allows students to transcend the usual level of speculation about the future by moving to an empirically grounded, values-based consideration of issues, strategies, and outcomes. This edition places a special emphasis on the environemnt, which has emerged as one of the most important areas in international relations.

Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Acronymsp. xxi
Action in the Face of Uncertaintyp. 1
Global Changep. 9
Using Ifs to Investigate Changep. 45
Causal Understandings and Scenariosp. 67
Populationp. 85
Economicsp. 97
Food and Agriculturep. 117
&U25a1 &U25a1 &U25a1: Energyp. 125
&U25a1 &U25a1 &U25a1: The Environmentp. 135
&U25a1 &U25a1 &U25a1: Domestic Social and Political Systemsp. 145
The Global Sociopolitical Systemp. 153
Preferred Futuresp. 169
Parameters and Variablesp. 175
Notesp. 189
Glossaryp. 193
Referencesp. 197
Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9780813368412
ISBN-10: 0813368413
Series: Dilemmas in World Politics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 243
Published: 13th August 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition