POLB81 Lecture 12.docx

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Political Science
M.Hoffmann- Universityof Toronto

st POLB81 – Lecture 12 – April 1 2013. Last Lecture  Global Governance Forum o Instant of Globalization or proliferation of global issues, flexibility of global governance, complex global governance o As Banks in Cyprus Falter, Other Tax Havens Step in. o Global governance is complex because there are many actors participating in global governance. o Chinese cities are going to slow down a Housing Market Bubble. o Transnational terrorist/freedom fighters in Timbuktu o Institutionalism - Egypt – IMF actor of global politics o Tar Sand Disaster – Climate Change o Easy to find our 4 example on global issues: Climate Change, financial crisis, modern conflict, etc.  Global Governance: Poorly Done and Poorly Understood? o What is the difference between global governance and conventional IR?  We can say International Relations are state centric. Global Governance is more broader  Both Global Governance and International Relations has big issues.  International relations foreign policies (simpler?) Global Governance is international institutions (complex?)  IR and GG are not completely separate. o Murphy wrote his article in 2000. Have we learned anything? o Most theories were adapted to define state centric but has transformed very big. o Murphy talks about the importance of Emergence of Private authority, o International Relations theory + Global Governance Perspectives (Some theories match):  Institutionalism matches well in Liberalism theory  Cosmpolitician /Transnationalism can fit somewhat with Liberalism  Hegemonism and Marxism  Rejectionism and Realism  Feminism GG theory and Feminism IR theory o Global politics encompasses traditional IR o We’re getting better. We have a sense of how we’re managing global issues. Global governance is hard to understand and hard to do. The notion that global politics is very complex. o Global Governance is hard because this notion of common concern and sovereignty is a real issue. How to reconcile what states want to do and the issues. Each one of our issues that we looked at. It’s clear that state-state interaction runs into issues of other actors acting, o Poverty and Development  States can’t do it on their own* Both sovereignty and common concerns– This is the key dynamic. Not with just states but with other actors.  States can’t do development on their own because of the key of local context,  state capacity varies,  Global economic forces  World Bank mi
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