Week 9 Notes- Intro to Comp Politics
Week 9 Notes- Intro to Comp Politics PSCI 2012-100
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Monday October 19 2015 Intro to Comp Politics Week 9 Welfare States and Redistribution Definitions ll Varieties of welfare states lll Why do we have welfare states A Citizens like them 1 Many people support welfare spending B Nation and economy building 1 Helps move people out of poverty ex China IV What explains the differences in the size of welfare states A The leftlabor hypothesis 1 Labor unions lobby for welfare spending 2 The bigger the labor unions are the more workers there are the bigger the welfare state will be 3 Labor unions identify with left wing parties left party in power gt bigger welfare states B The ethic diversity hypothesis 1 The more cultural groups there are the greater the diversity the smaller the welfare state will be 2 The dominant group doesn t like to redistribute its money to outsider groups C The globalization and compensation hypothesis 1 Societies that are more globalized trade immigration etc have bigger welfare states Wednesday October 21 2015 Intro to Comp Politics Week 9 Globalization and Domestic Politics I Definitions A Economic globalization 1 Trade of goods and services across borders music clothing labor etc 2 International capital flows foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investment 3 People migration B Political globalization 1 Transnational issues and authority 2 International Governmental Organizations lGOs a ex EU UN WTO IMF World Bank II Causes Why has globalization increased in importance A Technology internet container ships etc B Policy lowering barriers to trade C Changing global norms favor free market ideals III Consequences Is globalization weakening the nation state A Convergence arguments 1 Globalization is making states too similar culture politics etc 2 Globalization supports the race to the bottom B Resilience arguments 1 Nation states will still exist in spite of globalization 2 There is not much support for the race to the bottom