IT304.11 - IT in the Global Economy AIT Department George...

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IT in the Global Economy AIT Department George Mason University Author: Dr. Anne Marchant
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International Governance, Law and Policy International Crime International Law Enforcement The Role of ICT Note: we will have presentations on some of the topics introduced here that will examine these ideas and institutions in greater depth. If you have trouble with any links, try copying and pasting them into your browser.
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The world is changing! As we have discussed in class, global governance is transforming. This is being fueled and facilitated by ICT. We are seeing regional blocs develop to manage trade. We are seeing the rise of supranational organizations to address economic, and social issues, such as crime and poverty. We have seen that in a globalized economy, an isolationist policy doesn’t work, since economies are now inextricably linked. (Recall how the collapse of the Thai Baht led to the collapse of the Asian markets and how this “contagion” spread even to the West.) We are seeing the development of global political and social structures to meet global challenges. These structures are made possible by ICT.
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The G8 The G8 originated as summit meetings beginning in 1975. At that time, they were called the G6. The G8 (Group of Eight) is an organization comprised of the US, UK, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Canada, and Russia. (Russia’s membership was based on its successful pursuit of economic reforms, which has been called into question. So sometimes, you still see the G7 referred to-excluding Russia.) The EU also has membership, but has more limited role.
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G8 The G8 holds annual conferences to discuss global policy issues. The G8 is beginning to reach out to some emerging economies to include them into their deliberations (China, India, Mexico, South Africa, and Brazil.)
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The G8 meeting: 2005 The July, 2005 Summit was held in Perthshire, Scotland (“Gleneagles Conference”). Resolutions at this meeting called for an international database on pedophiles and data sharing on terrorism. Global warming and other environmental issues were discussed. Commitments were made to improve education in Africa.
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Has the G8 met its obligations? Read and watch these two videos: http://www.guardian.co.uk/educatingafrica/0
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The G8 meeting 2006 The 2006 G8 meeting was held in St. Petersburg, Russia . The
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