FINAL INTB3352 - WEEK 10 LECTURE OUTLINES FOR Manuel...

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WEEK 10 LECTURE OUTLINES FOR Manuel Castells’ Globalization and Identity The crisis in political representation Explain why there is crisis in political representation. (p.6) Because the nation-states have pursued liberalization and globalization, and they have distanced themselves from their voters and lost political legitimacy. Globalization without representation Emerging identities Understand the legitimizing identity and be able to distinguish it from other identities. (p.7) Legitimizing identity is constructed by the government elected political leaders. Understand the resistance-based identity and be able to distinguish it from other identities. (p.8) Resistance-based identity is formed when groups who feel they are pushed to the side of society and who react by constructing an identity that allows them to resist assimilation. They do by isolating and separating themselves. Understand the project-based identity and be able to distinguish it from other identities. (p.8) Project-based identity is based on self identification, and is constructed to solve issues with the political system. The conflict within and between religious identity and national identity Explain religion identity and its consequences in the Muslim world. (p.8) Religious identity in the Muslim world is based on the principal of Uma which is a community of believers that is not expressed in the State. Consequence: the State is only legitimate insofar as it embraces Islam and represents the interests of God on Earth. This leads to the rejection of globalization and nationalism. Explain growing separation between state and nation and its consequences. (p.9) There is currently a growing separation between State and nation. —national values differ from those of the State. They perceive a loss of autonomy in State terms and see the of immigrants as an invasion to their values. LINK: The Net Delusion by Evgeny Morozov http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/morozovch1.pdf What is the Twitter Revolution trap? (p.2-4) -The belief that the social media will bring power and democracy to citizens. -It is a trap because some people may not necessarily want the democracy that the U.S has. What is the Google Doctrine? (p.6-8)
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Google Doctrine is 1- part of the U.S foreign policy, and 2-dictatorships will fall because of IT, internet, and social media. READING GUIDE : “Diasporas in Global Politics” How can Diasporas play a key role in global politics? (p.2) 1- Positive: economic rule. Bringing money to their counties 2-Negative: they can organize international crime, international terror network. How to the rise of diaspora politics poses a challenge to traditional approaches to foreign policymaking? (p.2) Hard to determine wither it is good thing or thing. What are the four political actors that shape the nature and outcome of diaspora
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FINAL INTB3352 - WEEK 10 LECTURE OUTLINES FOR Manuel...

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