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Political Science
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POL 1102
Pierre Martel

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Common Good and Marketable Good
-Water is a common good but the water infrastructure is not.
-Knowledge is a a common heritage but the technological infrastructure necessary for its circulation
and access is market-based.
-Health is a public good, but medical and pharmaceutical technologies are market-oriented.
Culture and Knowledge Diversity
-Human cultural fragmentation (Warnier)... rooted in the unique history of each human group
-Several areas that raise different issues: information, communication, expression, education,
dissemination of knowledge (Circulation means for culture).
Cultural Exchange
-The “Mediterranean Empires”... sharing mythologies.
-The Silk Road.
-Circumpolar Cultures.
-The Discovery of the Americas (Chocolate, Potatoes and Cactus!)
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