• 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
• 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
Garbage ▯who is responsible for what ▯market failure caused by
individualist culture of consumer capitalism
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
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
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
o No freedom of choice once in it/have the choice to be involved/not be
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 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