POLB81H3 Lecture Notes - Kyoto Protocol, Marxism, United States Housing Bubble

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Week 12 2013-04-01 07:56:00
Global Governance Forum :
Instance of institutionalism ;
Instant of international relations ;
Global problem ( cyprus has some relatively leninent tax laws , cyprus collapses then the
Russians that put there looking for other tax ;
Complex , because there are so many actors participating in global politics ( THIS IS
JUST oNE DAY in new york times)
THE ROUTE CAUSE OF THE FINANCIAL CRIS in 2008 was the housing bubble (
cities acting global politics)
The state is absloutely acting in global policitcs ( Isalmists fighters sip back )
The tar sands disaster ( between two states)
These four issues are going to circumbise global politics in ways ;
What is the difference between Global Governance and Conventional IR ?
Learned something about gloval governance
have we learned anything ?
Internatnoal relations is revolving around staets , global governance issues on a local
level
Foreign politics( Simplifier : IR) : Instituonal instituions ( GLOBAL GOVERNANCE)
Instituionalis perspective is really comfortable with the International relations ;
Its about states cooperating , states and there interests of there power , is at the heart of
global governance;
Murphy ( PRivate authority) : diverse actors ,
Instituionalism matches well with liberalism of IR theory ; HOWEVER soe of the others
one like cosmopolitanism and transnaitnaism ( some fit with liberlaims)
Rehectionsim : realism
HEgeminism : marxism
Constructivism ( talks about social construction , so therefore it can fit with anything)
Connection between what IR and what global governance is ;
set of IR tools develop to understand state interaction , but have been adpated to what is
a more complex situation.
Gloabl politics and global governance imply that tehre are more diverse things going in
terms of the actors , issues, and the sacel of conflcits between globaland local.
It is also clear that global governance is hard and hard to do .
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USe of NY times to demonstrate how global governance is complex ;
Each one of the issues , it is clear that the state interaction run into lack of state capacity
, other actors being authorative , these issues dont fit neatly into state to state
interactions;
What makes each one of these issues ahrd to deal with it , in terms of what
transanaitonalism role
Global ISsue Common Concern vs Sovreigntiy
Poverty and Developpment
- states cannot do it own there own
-forces them into interction with other states
- They cannot do much because they take a top-down
approach
-local context is key , CORRUPTION
-states do not have resources so need
global economic forces ;
Why the WB is the solution to this problem,
but the WB is nto necessairly overcome some
of these difficulties; are political not technocratic
Modern Conflict
When does the state intervene ?
Sovereigntiy means never having to intervene
unless there is genocide ( now there are conflicting ideas on when to intervene)
SPILL OVER
transnational conflicts;
For example : Darfur genocide not restricted ,to Darfur
see refugee camps in sudan
Financial Crisis
- States cant do it own there own ;
global causes /local causes
US housing bubble , crashing domestic
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