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Lecture 4

POL S 203 Lecture 4: Marxism 2 2016

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Political Science
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POL S 203

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Marxism, part II (January 25, 2016) I. Good For Boeing, Good ForAmerica? A. Human rights: State regulates corporations, although they still dont care a lot about human rights. China: commercial aircraft. Boeing wanted China to have permanent MFN status (no trade discrimination). Everyone in the WTO has MFN status. China in the WTO in 2001 was it in US interest? The most powerful actors have the most influence in these policy debates. Human rights watch revenue74 million, Boeing90.7 billion revenue. Marxist say the most persuasive argument wont win, the actor with the most money will win. B. High technology: Boeing interest, building in South Carolina because its cheaper. China wants them to build in China. US national interests differ from Boeings interests. The bigger Boeing gets, the greater influence they have over US foreign policy. Not everyone is on a level playing field. II. Corporate Interests Caused WWI A. Need for profit causes war: monopolies needed colonial expansionled various countries to conflict. B. Differential growth rates: explains timing of the war. Made a growth gap. Change in power leads to conflict. III. Marxism & Three Dimensions of RLM A. Nature of international politics: 1. international system: R,L,M? realistsanarchy which produces self help and relative gains. Liberals society, international organizations, laws, shared beliefs. Marxists closer to realists 2. actors: R: states, L: states not unitary, international organizations, M: corporations, class interests, states themselves are just puppets? *inside-out, outside-in? Realists: outside in. Liberals: inside out. Marxist: inside out corporate interests. outside in different economies are related, distribution of power. B. Progress (better future, more peace less war): R: not possible, history will repeat itself and structure wont change, L: yes, conventional vs unconventional weapons, democracy, M: inevitable, capitalism will develop the world and eventually lead to communism C. Material/ideational: R: Material, distribution of power. L: ideational, dont discount material power but they recognize and idea can be more powerful (freedom of conscience, freedom of opp, freedom of govt). M: material, movement from asiatic to feudalism to capitalism to socialism ? IV. Comparisons A. Counterfactuals: if Kaiser was dead, Bismarck wouldve stayed in office. B. R & M 1. Similarities: *anarchy; materialist (diff growth rate); trade (source of war and conflict); reject democratic peace, argument; view of IO/IL corporate or state interests. 2. Differences (between R&M): *views of progress; actors (national/class interest); importance of economic system. Marxists, economics drives politics, Realists, politics drives economics. Sta
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