Lecture Notes week 1
Lecture Notes week 1 POL-10500-002
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Date Created: 09/03/15
831 I Comparative and Big Points in World Politics A HONY Humans of New York 1 UNICEF United Nations Children s Fund 2 Brandon Stanton Photographer a States brick owners are hidden from protection of constitution b Interviewed Syeda Ghulam Fatima i Freedom Centers ii Endured many kinds of harm to fight for brick workers rights B Brick Kiln Owners 1 Sustain informal power 2 20000 in Pakistan alone 3 Makes 3 of Pakistan s GDP C Economic Standpoints 1 GDP Gross Domestic Product value of goods and services produced in a country 2 PPP Purchasing Power Parity calculates GDP differences of powers and currency compares across countries i Pakistan s GDP in PPP Pakistan s standing globally 8823 billion 1 27th best in world 2 265 billion is from brick makers ii Pakistan s GDP per capitaPPP 4700 1 174th worst in the world D Impunity getting away with illegal things no accountability 1NO i Transparencv people can see what s happening ii Rule of Law laws in books upheld equally all the time iii International accountabilitv slavery is illegal 2 Understanding Reasons i Corporate investment LL Cheap bricks LL Consumer is never held responsible ii Consumerism iii International pressure LL No one pressures Pakistan LL Interfering domestic affairs iv NGO pressure LLUse sovereignty as an excuse II Oil in the World A OPEC organization petroleum exporting countries cartel 1 determines supply and demand of oil and issues cost B IGO Inter governmental organization 1 impacts all people 2 IFI s International financial institutions 3 Subsidies affects price of oil everywhere i incentives and disincentives 1 VICE taxes used as a disincentive 2 Britain raises taxes on oil in attempts to encourage citizens to buy small fuel efficient cars ii Some countries subsidize gas because their citizens are too poor C Economics of different countries affecting the United States 1 China s economy dropping caused stock market fallout D Military spending argument 1 military spending keeps people in work i more hardware Or more personnel ii many Americans disapprove of the high military spending in the US E Social Constructivism 1 People construct ideas in their head and believe they are forced to do these things 2 The laW of sovereignty was given to the heads of each state i no one stepped in to dethrone Hitler
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