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Global IssuesGlobal Social Issues and Change Paper
Vincent Valenzuela, Chuck Pennington, Steven Stoney
July 19, 2011
Global Social Issues and Change Paper
Global social issues are present in all areas of the world affecting world economies, its environment, our capabilities as humans, and our processes for making decisions regarding cooperation at the global level. These issues affect a large number of people around the world, directly or indirectly. It is estimated that some 1.1 billion people are affected currently by violent conflict or at extremely high risk of being affected in the future. The persistence of conflict has ripple effect far and wide. These issues have prompted world leaders to initiate new measures, spearheaded by the U.S. under the Bush Administration after the attack on September 11, 2001.
Today, one complex issue that has been around for a long time is terrorism. Modern terrorism has become a global issue that has hit our own country here in the United States. Terrorism defined as, is the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes or the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization. (Dictionary.com) Also, there could be sub categories that terrorism can fall under; political psychological coercive dynamic and deliberate. There are many types of terrorism that are seen throughout the world today. These examples are, but are not exclusive to the following; state terrorism, nuclear terrorism, narcoterrorism, ecoterrorism, cyberterrorism and bioterrorism. Also there are many different types of terrorist groups; National Liberation, Left Wing Revolutionary, Islamic and State Sponsors of Terrorism.
Terrorism has become a part of everyday culture with bombings and assassinations throughout the world. It may seem like isolated attacks, but they show how society has relied on violence as a way to promote their social, political, and religious view-points. Terrorists...