Global politics is the name given to the ways in which countries and nation-states engage with economic and social policies. Global politics as a field of study identifies patterns in the ways countries, or groups of countries engage in these systems, how they interact with each other, and how they communicate about certain issues. It is a vastly complex and large field of study. Issues that currently affect global politics are climate change, violence against women, and the global economy.

What are world politics?

World politics, also referenced as global politics, is a discipline that studies political and economic patterns in the world and the field. World politics explores the relationship between cities, nation-states, shell-states, multinational corporations, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations. The discussions within world politics include national and ethnic conflict regulation, globalization, conflict and peace studies, comparative politics, and political economy.

What are comparative politics?

Comparative politics is a field in political science that is defined by the use of the comparative method to explore politics within countries. Scholars within the field strive to explore the similarities and differences in patterns created by politics all over the world. This includes political institutions, political behavior, conflict, and the causes and consequences of economic development. Comparative politics is also referred to as comparative government.

What can be learned by studying global politics?

Studying global politics allows for the individual to gain an understanding of local, national, international, and global political activity. It also allows them to explore political issues that may be directly affecting their life. Studying global politics allows for the understanding of abstract political concepts by placing them in real world examples and case studies. Students are able to develop an international understanding and awareness of multiple perspectives and opinions.

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Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany. She has been in this role since 2005, and has overseen economic reforms that have made Germany the driving force of the European economy. She grew up in the former Soviet state of East Germany, and then went on to complete a degree in physics and work as a research scientist. She is considered the world’s most powerful woman, and you often see her meeting other heads of state but remaining in charge of the conversation. She likes opera, and used to work as a bartender.

Angela Merkel is 5 foot 5 inches (1.65 m) tall.

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Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany. She has been in this role since 2005, and has led economic reforms that have made Germany the driving force of the European economy. She is considered the world’s most powerful woman and is often seen remaining leading conversations with other leaders.

Angela Merkel is 5 foot 5 inches (1.65 m) tall.

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Country: Germany
Position: Chancellor
Political Party: Christian Democratic Union

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Barack Obama

Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States of America. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii where he lived with his grandparents as a child. He studied at Columbia University, and later at Harvard Law School. It is there where he met his wife, Michelle. They married in 1992 and had two daughters, Malia and Sasha. Barack began his political career in 1996, when he was elected to the Illinois Senate. A few years and political struggles later, he was elected President, and inaugurated in January 2009. He was re-elected for a second term in 2012 and ended his Presidency in 2017, when he was succeeded by Donald Trump.

Barack Obama is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

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Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States of America. Barack was elected President, and inaugurated in January 2009. He was re-elected for a second term in 2012 and ended his Presidency in 2017.

Barack Obama is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

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Country: United States
Position: 44th President (2009-2017)
Political Party: Democratic

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Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia. Before becoming President, he served in the KGB as an intelligence officer. He has been the President for a long time -- he keeps winning the Russian elections. People seem to be afraid of him around the world because he doesn’t seem to like many other countries. In Russia however, people love him. If you want, you can buy Putinka Vodka and PuTin canned goods. These things are really funny but also show how much propaganda there is about him. Vladimir Putin really enjoys working out and has a black belt in judo.

Vladimir Putin is 5 foot 7 inches (1.70 m) tall.

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Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia. Before becoming President, he served in the KGB as an intelligence officer. He has been the President for a long time -- he keeps winning the Russian elections. People seem afraid of him around the world because he doesn’t seem to like many other countries.

Vladimir Putin is 5 foot 7 inches (1.70 m) tall.

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Country: Russia
Position: President
Political Party: Independent

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Vladimir Putin front, side,work, side (walking)

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Christine Lagarde
Collection of drawings of Christine Lagarde in poses from standing to walking with overall height dimensions

Christine Lagarde is the President of the European Central Bank as of November 2019. She was born in Paris in 1956, and grew up in Le Havre alongside her three brothers. She has had several high profile financial posts in the French government, and was the first woman to become a finance minister of a G8 economy. Previous to her current role, she held the role of Chairman of the International Monetary Fund for eight years. She is considered one of the most powerful women in the world. She likes swimming, cycling and hiking.

Christine Lagarde is 5 foot 11 inches (1.80 m) tall.

Christine Lagarde is the President of the European Central Bank as of November 2019. She has had several high profile financial posts in the French government, and was the first woman to become a finance minister of a G8 economy.

Christine Lagarde is 5 foot 11 inches (1.80 m) tall.

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Kate Middleton
Dimensioned height drawings of Kate Middleton in an assortment of postures including standing and waving

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is a member of the British Royal Family. She met Prince William when they were both students of Art History at the University of St Andrews. They lived together in student accommodation before becoming a couple. They were married in Westminster Abbey in 2011 and now have three children together, George, Charlotte, and Louis. Kate Middleton is passionate about visual arts and is the first royal patron of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Like other members of the royal family, you can often see her out and about visiting hospitals, non-profit organizations and schools, meeting members of the public and doing charitable work.

Kate Middleton is 5 foot 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is a member of the British Royal Family. She met Prince William when they were both students and they were married in Westminster Abbey in 2011 and now have three children together, George, Charlotte, and Louis.

Kate Middleton is 5 foot 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

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