Midterm%20Review%20for%20summer%2009(2)

Midterm%20Review%20for%20summer%2009(2) - WEEK1

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WEEK 1  Click and Read  “Teaching Globalization” by Muqtedar Khan    Discipline-specific studies of globalization Define the economist’s view on globalization.  Globalization is essentially the emergence of a global market Define the historian’s view on globalization  it is an epoch dominated by global capitalism Define the political scientist’s view on globalization  Globalization is the gradual erosion of state sovereignty Define the sociologist’s view on globalization Globalization at once underscores the celebration of diversity as well as the  convergence of social preferences in matters of lifestyle and social values The three Ps What are the three Ps of globalization?  Phenomenon, Philosophy, Process Click and Read  Steven Smith’s Introduction Theories of World Politics Distinguish the difference between world politics and international politics. (Professor’s Answer) World politics  include more players; both state and non-state everyone  needs to have a relationship with all countries. Vietnam had good relationship with china,  Russia and … but now have changed because of capitalism, now is world politics because  they want to export goods to as many places as they can. International politics focus more on  relationship   between   states (Articles Answer)  The term world politics is used instead of international politics is because  the former is more inclusive.   That world politics focus politics and political patterns that  occur not only between nation-states but also relations between organizations that may or  may  not be  states,  such  as  multinational  corporations,  non-governmental organizations,  terrorist groups, etc. Define realism (Professor’s Answer)   Realism argues that main actors in international system are china,  India, Russia and US. The way to understand state is to understand human nature. Human  nature is selfish, sinful and not much change, bad people. Need to recognize that this is the  deal. For realists, nation states are ran by humans, everyone wants a piece of the pie and are  in for themselves. They want to maximize national interest. World is anarchy, no world  government, everyone is competing for power; they want power to protect national interest  and self. At the same time there are things to minimize war, to  balance power ... to not have  war or conflict. Balance of power, we know he is strong, so if he is strong we need more  people to group up to protect themselves, so if there is a group of small people against one 
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large guy, the large guy will change his attitude. LUST FOR POWER, diplomacy for balance of 
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