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University of Saskatchewan
SOC 360
Darrell Mc Laughlin

Snd 360 October 2 2012 1 Housekeeping: midterm in the first half of the next class there will be two questions with three choices question one choose a b or c question two choose a b or c the questions will be drawn from the discussion questions marked based on knowledge demonstration what we covered in class if you go beyond the average response your mark will be greater if you bring in examples your mark will be greater quality over quantity page and a half or more generally one hour to do midterm Part 5:Divided World, Divided Nations Increasing gaps between and within nations; Cause of global inequality? Globalists: globalization; globalization is real, whether we like it or not, we're in a new age. Social organization changes dramatically in a short period of time. The social relationships between people dramatically shift. Distributions of cost and benefits within the world, not just within a region or society challenged to establish new institutions social justice: how do we respond by putting in place institutions that approach social justice. Collectively put in place institutions that protect all the forms of justice. We are starting to look at it within the ethic-of-caring sceptics: imperialism or geopolitics globalization is a myth, doesn't really happen. Nation-state is important. One world or many Neo-liberal globalists: global markets need to be free of regulation and further diffusion of the benefits; trickle down effect eventually everyone will be positively impacted Need a increase in the world middle class; Always have natural inequalities; we will get into this when we talk about social justice Poverty will disappear with global diffuse; Snd 360 October 2 2012 2 more peaceful as well Interdependence will make war irrational Social democratic view: Economic globalization and interdependence directly responsible for disparities of life chances; those who have the skills take advantage of those who don't have the skills Three patterns evident: 1. Segmentation of winners and losers; 2. Growing marginalization of losers; those who dont have the skills 3. Erosion of social solidarity within countries. People realize what happens in one part of the country impacts them Globalists (Social democrats) Responsible for poverty (exclusion or low-skilled workers; if you have a situation where each nation-state is coheres or voluntary cutting back on social welfare programs whose going to take care of providing for the most marginalized in society the most venerable and desperate will be called into doing the most dangerous work knowledge and productivity remain the most important --> particularly in North America Unstable world return to barbarism What is need: a new global ethic of caring, -- social justice Regulation of the force of globalization, -- last 200 or so years, we found a way to put in place ways of controlling the social forces around nation- states and the economy. Our capacity to regulate has not kept up with nation-states and the economy. Social solidarity beyond borders a new social democratic compact. Social contract modernist thinkers we've built on, their work was predicated on the notion of the social contract. The challenge of enduring inequality: Sceptic view not all cultures have the same tradition of moving toward social justice Marxists: New Deal is utopian; new deal: establishment of the welfare state in the USA Third world economies increasingly excluded; partners in the global south they're not very optimisticSnd 360 October 2 2012 3 The discipline of the Disciplines of the IMF, WB and NATO global riot control ; critical of the institutions that come out of the written work agreement how do we discipline these groups? Calls for an end to imperialism and the founding a socialist international order. International resolution and overthrowing capital Sceptics : Realist s view Global inequality caused by national factors; historical context Global hierarchy as a consequence of ranking (national economies and military force); military-industrial complex Stability depends on the powerful nation-states policing the world; military and economical power consequences for the directions of global society and nation-states No way to coerce the s
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