INTL 3200 final notes!

INTL 3200 final notes! - everyone else will just take your...

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INTL 3200 12/3/09 - One from theory, one from security, one from last section - Back to the Lifeboat Ethics: o Aid depends upon visibility (people closest to the boat) o Who do we give money to? o What qualifies a country for aid? - The environment o Collective “bads” - the opposite of collective goods o Tragedy of the Commons Field in England – grazing. Everyone has self-interests at hand, put cows on this green. Works until grass is depleted and field is no longer usable. Whoa, maybe we are all competing for resources. Yet no one does anything to fix the problem. Why did no one fix the problem before it was too late? Costs are shared by all villagers, but benefit goes to everyone Hard to take short term penalties for long term change If only you take your cows off, the problem won’t be solved bc
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Unformatted text preview: everyone else will just take your place. US reflects utilitarian approach: lesser developed countries don’t have to do anything, Problem not solved unless they are forced to sign on too. o Solutions: Privatization – fences on the green; but it is hard to privatize the environment. Who gets what plot = inequality. Cap and trade is an attempt to privatize pollution. International organizations – have a policeman come and monitor your cattle, etc. Problems: how do you decide who gets what? How do you enforce? Change norms and expectations – As population grows, create new colonies. Collective agreements that establish norms. Violating norms = real penalties. -The Future: o End of History, Clash if Civilization, Jihad vs. McWorld...
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