Communalism, problems between communities.
Affirmative action, programs for cast groups. (Trabajos asegurados en el gobierno,
ayuda a combatir la desigualdad)
Gap rural-urban, characteristic of all developing countries.
Diaspora, people migrates to
10 May- Mid Term.
Food security (2 questions)/Green Revolution (2 Questions)
Chinese reforms. Two questions: 1. Reforms/achievements 2. tensions
Is there a China Model? Reforms, Achievements and sustainability.
Are transnational agents of development?
FDI (Foreign direct investment) emerges as single largest source of development
finance. In developing countries, the FDI its important (not the most important,
remittances are important too)
FDI assets decr
Clase 2 global
Official: from governments, world bank. public sources.
Portfolio investment: money for make money.
Remittances: Remesa, envo its the most stable
Capital, portfolios are the more instable
*Domestic Resources i.e. Savings:
SPECIAL TOPICS IN GLOBALIZATION
Remittances: the money sent back from migrated workers. It has the largest impact on human
Lecture 1 & 2: Globalization and Structural Shifts, Explaining divergence and convergence
Slow start to reforms
Some achievements but long way to go- in trade, FDI and labor
IT sector- software and services as major success
Slow progress in poverty reduction- partly due to high level of unemploymentregistered at 160m- jobless
Food security of All?
Reflections on Green revolution at 50
Agriculture its the most important to developing countries.
Green revolution: defeat hunger, famine.
Food security: its always been an issue
Part of mercantilist and neo-mercant
Explanations for improved African Performance
Contributions to increase inflows in FDI
African countries have many trade agreements among themselves but still experience too
many trade and infrastructure barriers and poor implementation.
They still not
China joined the WTO in the end of 2001, applied for the membership in 1986.
Chinas human rights record and weak regulation issue
Also, they didnt respect intellectual property.
To join WTO, China had to agree to some agreements:
20th century Intellectual movement
Deals with the structure of things (literature, genre, how words are put together, anthropological
understanding of human behavior)
Claude Levi Strauss (1908-2009)
- Common aspects of humanitys atte
Lecture #6 (01.26.17)
Richard Falk: Guest Lecture (Middle East and North Africa)
Two most obvious reasons why Trumps campaign is at an interesting juncture
o One of trumps promises from his campaign was to end all others equal regimes
in interventions and
Lecture #7 (01.31.17)
Guest Lecture: James Altman (Researcher with UNICEF) Topic: Ukraine
- 12 map questions on different regions taken from current events and those mentioned in lecture;
total 45 questions
- Focus on main ideas
-There will be
Lecture #4 (01.19.17)
Chile: US-Led Coup by Augusto Pinochet
o Salvador Allende
President of Chile
He was a socialist. Moved to nationalize foreign firms moved
foreigners out of control in Chile.
Overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet. Ho
Lecture #10 (2.14.17)
Guest Lecture: Mark Juergensmeyer (Global Rise of Religious Nationalism)
Global rise and religious nationalism to be related
New set of conflicts emerged involving religion especially within secular states
o Occurred everywhere
Lecture #17 (3.14.17)
Policy Briefs due in two days!
o Due at end of class on Thursday
o TBD on GS
Photographs in hall
Lecture (Fighting Sweatshops)
Is the 21st century becoming like the 19th?
o 19th= century of workshops where workers weren
Lecture #2 (01.12.17)
Extra Credit on January 18: attend the workshop and write a paragraph about it
Inter/national: between nation-states
Globalization includes the generalization of crossing national borders.
o Defined as transnati
Lecture #12 (2.21.17)
The World as a Single Economic Unit: World-Systems Theory (WST)
o Immanuel Wallerstein leader of this theory; its his entire field of study in social
o Capitalism as a global system
China as central of world economy during t
Lecture #14 (3.2.17)
Immigration attorney Bernard Wolfsdorf Speaker on March 8 at 2pm in MCC Theater
Americans believed that the top 20% has half the wealth
o In reality, bottom 40% of Americans have barely any wealth
Lecture #16 (3.9.17)
Koyaanisqatsi= unbalanced life (Hopi)
Anthropocene human centered
o Changes made by humans are usually planetary related
o Humans move more amicably than any other living substance
o Made hole in ozone layer
o Altering worlds
Lecture #9 (02.09.17)
Walmart holds the top position in the worlds largest corporations as of 2016
o Retailerdoesnt make anything; just sell brands
From social contract to corporate accountability agreement
o (20th century) Social Contract
Big business t
Lecture #5 (01.24.17)
Lecture (Guest Lecturer: Howard Winant)
Theme: Race and Empire, Past and Present
Defining race and racism
o Race: a concept which signifies and symbolizes sociopolitical conflicts and
interests in reference to different types o
Lecture #8 (02.02.17)
Guest Lecture: Paul Chappell A World Without War
Asking more central and conceptual questions where little details count
Each question states the title of article and writer
If there are questions that everyone blew, he would gi
Lecture #11 (2.16.17)
Stuff since last midterm responsible for reading and lecture notes
Geography questions will be harder but not really
Start thinking about policy brief:
o Go to GS for detailed description on what to do for it and what t
Lecture #15 (3.7.17)
Policy brief due physically in class and electronically by March 16
Follow template exactly
Final: have one set of extra credit questions based on theater event on day of recent
midterm; bring big red parscore like usu
Lecture #3 (01.17.17)
Extra Credit: Attend one of the events tomorrow and write a short essay or paragraph
about what you learned from it and your reflection of it.
When investors start investing in financialization, that means the c
Lecture #13 (2.28.17)
Three questions that were coded to give everyone credit
Starting 70s, there has always been a divide b/w rich and poor and it has been growing
Inequality seen as problem; seen upon poverty and affects
Lecture #1 (01.10.17)
Policy brief: think about it after the first midterm; look to supplementary readings for
There are 12 questions on each exam that are geography related.
o The countries will be relevant to those mentione