Learning Objectives

12.1 Contrast democracy and dictatorship.

12.2 Outline who rules the United States using the perspectives of structural/functional and conflict/critical theories.

12.3 Explain how global politics affect war and terrorism, geopolitics, and the nation-state.

12.4 Describe the U.S. economy’s transition from industrial to postindustrial society.

12.5 Discuss how work, consumption, and leisure shape our understanding of the economy.

12.6 Describe the effects of globalization on the world economy.