Case Study Notes Ella

Case Study Notes Ella - BSO Case Studies I. Chapter 1, pg...

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BSO Case Studies I. Chapter 1, pg 19: “Global Production and the Ipod” a. In order to produce an Ipod i. Chip licensed by British firm ii. Modified by programmers in the US iii. Final design of chip sent to Taiwan iv. Finished chip is warehoused in Hong Kong v. Final Ipod assembled in Mainland China b. Globalization benefits i. Workers because wages paid to assemble the ipod are higher than average declining rural poverty ii. Shareholders share price of apple since the production of the ipod have increased by 10x II. Chapter 14, pg. 255: “The impact of globalization of different kinds of states” a. As illustrated by the Asian crisis, states have different capacities to respond to globalization i. Strong states: rule makers (economically, the US) 1. Control their integration into the world economy 2. Have high protective barriers : guard their independence in economic policy, foreign policy, human rights and security issues ii. Weak states: rule takers 1. Suffer from lack of choice in international economic relations 2. Little control of their intergration into the world economy III. Chapter 26, pg. 464: “Southern Debt in Global Finance”
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a. Global character of contempo. Finance illustrated by struggles of middle and low income countries with transborder debts i. 1970s surge in oil prices huge export earnings ii. Banks needed to lend the money but there was a recession iii. Decided to lend large sums of money to the South to help pay for increased cost of oil imports iv. Lenders were not careful with credits, Borrowers were reckless sepnders v. Borrowing governments defaulted on their transborder loans b. The initial response i. Rescheduling payments, additional loans provided to cover unpaid interest charges ii. Global citizen mobilizations against low-income country debts such as Debt Crisis Network have improved and accelerated debt relief. IV. Chapter 27, pg. 474 a. Competing ideas on development from the contemporary coffee sector i. Graphic example of competing ideas and values concerning development ii. During 1980s export production increased in poor countries which in turn caused price of coffee to drop 70% iii. Devastating impact on small peasant farmers and plantation owners b. Ethical Perspective i. Citizenship rights: stability of prices, efforts to protect landscape and biodiversity by improving harvesting practices, collective bargaining for higher wages c. Political perspective i. Governments: implement policy to guarantee the rights of coffee producers and rural workers
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ii. Fair trade between nations V. Chapter 4, pg. 85, “The Iraq War and its Origins” a. Iraq War = Test case for theory of war origins i. Official argument: Iraq represented a serious treat to a “critically important region” ii. US determined to secure control of Iraq’s oil reserves iii. War = a product of pressures within the US b. Things to consider i. Decision making of the person in power – GWB ii. War just a product of fear from 9/11? iii.
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Case Study Notes Ella - BSO Case Studies I. Chapter 1, pg...

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