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Unformatted text preview: Political Science 41A
Final Exam International Relations
Spring 1999 Part I 45 Minutes Select One of the following: 1: \ Part II Write an essay about the North-South conﬂict: what it is about, how it affects the politics
of the international monetary system, international trade, international aid, and
international investment ﬂows, and what the main views of the two sides are. Describe the major issues in international politics that pertain to the environment.
Indicate what the signiﬁcant conﬂicts are about and identify good examples of the use of
international cooperation on these matters. 45 Minutes Select One of the following: Outline the main elements of the Asian ﬁnancial crisis (the societies affected, the major
problems, the important developments) and show how it raises some important general
issues for international politics. Outline the three major alternative perspectives on the international economic system and
its political problems discussed in Amstutz: liberalism, mercantilism, and dependency
theory. Point to elements in the international economic system today that are good
examples of each. Part III 30 Minutes Select Six of the following for brief discussion: 4‘3.— 6. 7. The demographic transition Which areas of the world rank lowest ($5,000 or less) in terms of Purchasing Power Parity? 4A. A. M4,. Exclusive economic zones Norman Angell Tied aid The “wealth trap” for OPEC members Tragedy of the commons The “IMF riot” Primary products and international trade
The Euro The human development index Ozone depletion ...
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- Spring '99