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Globalization Exam Notes (Rough)
Globalization Exam Notes (Rough)

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School
University of Ottawa
Department
Political Science
Course
POL1102
Professor
Mark Salter
Semester
Winter

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GLOBALIZATION EXAM  • Case studies In the second half: Israel/Palestine, bees, drugs, piracy, culture and  governance, dingo’s, Israel/Palestine, UN, water • Case studies in the first half: symptoms, currency, coffee, trash, shipbreaking,  capitalism (neoliberalism/Washington consensus), e­waste, aquifers, petroleum Synthetic Questions • How do culture and governance interact? o Define culture   Culture: a way of life with economic, social, and political limits  A specific set of values within a particular social group  Religion, language, literature  “Symptoms” – chinese medicine vs western medicine o Define governance  The authoritative allocation of scarce resources and values   Distributing/redistributing goods or values  o Cases  Symptoms  Israel/Palestine  Bees  Agricultural policy  Garbage  ▯who is responsible for what  ▯market failure caused by  individualist culture of consumer capitalism  Diamonds  Driving o Does culture impact governance or does governance impact culture? • How are capitalism and sovereignty related? o Capitalism loves sovereign states because it wants there to be limits that It  can overcome  o But capitalism wants money, labor and ideas to flow smoothly as possible  because it only has its one goal o Neoliberalism  ▯a version of capitalism that requires low state intervention,   free trade, etc  o Sovereignty: the right to non interference and the recognition of equality  between states   Does not mean independence o Sovereignty loves the market because it takes things away from the  government, like stock  o The push of capitalism to take advantage of weak states undermines  sovereignty o No freedom of choice once in it/have the choice to be involved/not be  involve o Differences between agriculture in the first and third worlds o Are sovereignty and capitalism contradictory? Are they in constant  tension?  • What is the role of the invisible hand in global politics? o Do international politics need the individual? Is it central or irrelevant? o Relevant and positive? Relevant and negative? Irrelevant? Second Term Questions • What defines a security issue? o UN and peacekeeping o Security council o When the P5 doesn’t meet, they can define a security issue • Water, petroleum, diamonds, food o Distribution and share of equal resources – difference in capacity o Competition induced by states and allocation of resources o Golden straightjacket? o Global commodity chains – resources go through multiple jurisdictions –  sometimes they cause conflict o When do resources cause conflict and when don’t they? • What’s the relationship between weak states and natural resources o Corruption o Freedman and petropolitics, the higher the price of oil, the fewer human  rights there are – high price of oil allows them to buy their way out of  conflict and human rights o Kimberly process  • How do marketization and neoliberalism affect accountability? o Marketization and marketizing ri
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