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Sociology, Politics, and Human Nature

Rafael Yanushevsky

Written by an expert with more than 30 years of experience in system and control theories, Sociology, Politicians, and Human Nature presents a structural approach to macrosociological systems that describes pre cisely the dynamics of societal systems. The author provides an innovative presentation of the theoretical aspects of societal systems dynamics. This book enriches readers knowledge about human societies, their development and moving forces, and it enables readers to filter and better understand social media information.

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8 Urgent Social Problems


“It is very easy to fool the people but difficult to convince them that they have been fooled!”

—Mark Twain

Election campaigns are the hottest period for various political debates. Politicians try to create before elections a favorable situation for leaders of their party to be reelected. Based on opinion polls politicians build their political campaign platforms. The main issues of the 2020 United States presidential election are health care, education, immigration, and environment. Health care and education can be considered as a pure internal American problem. The major Democratic presidential contenders support universal health care and free college education that are available in many countries across the globe. Immigration and environment are hot topics generating a significant amount of coverage and discussion not only in the U.S. but also in many Western European countries.

Immigration to and migration within Europe have significantly increased since the mid-20th century. A lot of migration has been within Europe, especially ←215 | 216→by Eastern Europeans after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Soviet empire. Muslim populations have also grown throughout Europe over the past few decades. The UN refugee agency advocates for fair and effective asylum systems across Europe. Today, there are around 22 million immigrants legally residing in the EU. Supporters of globalization assert that immigration and successful integration can help maintain the competitiveness of the EU economy since Europe has an ageing population and forty percent of employers in the...

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