CP_RQ_Politcal_economy[1] - 3. Explain the difference in...

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Reading Questions for Thursday, June 7 th POLITICAL ECONOMY 1. According to Ross and Chan, why does competition between developing countries in the absences of international treaties on labor standards harm workers? Is this “race to the bottom” inevitable? 2. In Gabriel Almond’s “Capitalism and Democracy” article, he discusses different viewpoints on the relationship between democracy and capitalism. Which argument do you find most convincing and why?
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Explain the difference in freedom of action for rulers during democratic transitions that either coincided with economic crisis or did not (Haggard and Kaufman’s “The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions”). 4. Explain what Import Substitution Industrialization is and why the Mexican government instituted this form of development. 5. What are some reasons why the British economy has picked up in recent years?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course POLISCI 201 taught by Professor Tichenor during the Summer '07 term at Rutgers.

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