Class Notes (810,503)
Canada (494,140)
POL1102 (85)

POL 1102 G - Politics and Globalization - Mark Salter - 15 Feb. 24.docx

3 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Ottawa
Political Science
Mark Salter

POL 1102 G - Politics & Globalization - Mark Salter - 15 Jan. 24 Petropolitics • 50% of the avg city is devoted to the car • Cornucopians believe that we will find new resources to meet our needs & find solns to the problems of waste & pollution - If we want something, we’ll get it • Malthusians believe that resources are finite & grow at a slower rate than the population’s demand • Oil reserves may be exhausted by 2040 (studies) - Cornucopians believe, well then, we’d just adapt and fine new resources - Malthusians would believe, well then, we’re screwed • Despite their ideological differences in politics, US still trades with Venezuela b/c they provide a significant amount of oil. US can’t impose their foreign policy on them. • Resource curse: the fact that countries (wrencher states) that are rich in natural resources ironically develop less quickly than those with less - surviving on just an extracting industry, therefore avoiding neo-liberalism - if all you need to do is drill the Earth, you don’t need to develop the other things that promote a diverse & robust economy - There’s thus little pressure for such a country to develop other things b/c they make enormous cash on just 1 resource. They don’t need to follow international trends, they basically have an environmental trust fund. - Saudi Arabia is so rich, they give everyone jobs, have no taxes, give free education, etc. and tell the World Bank to piss off, who is advising that this doesn’t contribute to neo- liberalism well • Iran can avoid UN sanctions by selling their oil to China, as they’re the only ones to accept it, to which they can now obtain a good deal on the oil - B/c of sanctions, Western products in Iran are either as expensive, if not more, while their products made in Iran are dirt cheap • Friedman, It’s a Flat World: more an economy grows, the smaller their politics becomes - Friedman’s 1st law of Petropolitics: “the price of oil and the pace of freedom always move in opposite directions” • Democratic Peace Theory: Democracies don’t go to war with each other. - If people could vote, they wouldn’t vote for war. - Implying that the more autocratic a regime, the more likely they’ll head to war • Problem: limit supply, growing demand. B/c of industrialization, demand growing far faster than supply is. • Where’s the power: Wrencher states have lots of power. B/c they’re wrencher states, they are unstable, since their power is dependent on that 1 commodity. China • They plan 100 years into the future, unlike Western ideas, since all they care about is the next few years for re-elections. • They make plenty of investments in developing
More Less

Related notes for POL1102

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.