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Political Science 1020E Lecture Notes - General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade, North American Free Trade Agreement, Free Trade


Department
Political Science
Course Code
Political Science 1020E
Professor
Charles Jones

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May 22, 2008
International Politics
International Concerns
War and Terrorism
oThis is a constant threat; we can still blow up the world
Economics
oGlobalization
The global nature of economics
The states must increasingly co-operate to benefit from economic
growth
Free trade is both a cause and a consequence of globalization
Many international organizations are basically economic in nature
Ex: OPEC, NAFTA, IMF, GATT
Environment
oPollution crosses over national borders
Problem: will the developing world co-operate?
Human Issues
oImmigration, human rights, labour mobility, refugees, women’s issues
The U.N.
Security Council
oVeto Members
U.S.
U.K.
France
Russia
China
There is a structure to build upon, but it is very weak
oIs technically not sovereign
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