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PSCI 2014 Political Community & Globalization

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These notes cover the lectures on 3.22.15 and 3.24.15 on Political Community and Globalization.
Introduction to Political Theory
Rohan Kalyan
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psci 2014, PSCI, political science, Globalization, political community, intro to political theory, Political Theory
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Date Created: 03/25/16
Political Community 3.22.16 Globalization & Political Community  3.24.16 Aristotle on Political community  Various associations arise naturally out of diverse but complementary needs of people living in  proximity of one another  o In his day, politics was organized into small city­states, small units o For him, these are the building blocks for political life  Political communities must be large enough to be nearly self­sufficient o Capable of providing inhabitants access to a “good life”   “When several large villages are united in single complete community, large enough to be nearly  or quite self­sufficing, city comes into existence for sake of good life”  “every city is community of some kind, & every community is established w/ view to some good; mankind always acts in order to obtain that which they think good”   The community should take priority over individual  o When isolated, individual isn’t self­sufficient  o Must begin w/ conception of a whole in order to understand common good  Madison, Federalist Paper #10  Argument o A well designed union can overcome the violence of faction  o Advocates for a centralized gov’t to rule over expansive territory & increasing population o Factions would undermine concept of “union”  o There must be a connection btw gov’t & society  o Federal gov’t can shape national identity, represent common interests that rise above  factions   Factions arise because: “as long as connection subsists btw one’s reason & his self­love, his  opinions & his passions will have reciprocal influence on each other, & former will be objects to  which latter will attach themselves”   You can’t stop them; you can only hope to contain them.  o Given freedom of expression, people will form factions.  o Causes of factions cannot be cured; it’s in the nature of man   A gov’t apparatus should be designed to control the effects of factions   **“Most common & durable source of factions has been various & unequal distribution of  property”  o Creditors vs debtors, landed vs manufacturing vs mercantile vs moneyed interests   What is the role of gov’t? o The regulations of these various & interfering interest forms principle task of modern  legislation   Republican vs democratic governance  o Pure democracy (small number of citizens) & republican democracy (scheme of  representation)   Small/pure democracy breeds less faction but is more prone to tyranny of  majority   Large/republican gov’t breeds more factions but less likely for one majority to  rule others (multiple parties)  Madison continued: Fear of the multitudes  Political Community 3.22.16 Globalization & Political Community  3.24.16  “rage for paper money, for an abolition of debts, for an equal division of property, or for any  other improper or wicked project, will be less apt to pervade whole body of union than a  particular member of it”  Smith, on civic identities   Contrary to Aristotle: no political community is “natural”  How civic identities are created & sustained  o Citizenship laws designating criteria for membership in political community  o Narratives/mythologies of civic collectivity   Create collective civic identity (artificial, arbitrary, contested, changing)  American civic identity  o City upon the hill (exceptional) o American dream (universal)  o Doesn’t matter whether these myths are true or false; rather, are they effective or  ineffective? Who do they include/exclude? Based on what ascriptive attributes (ethnic,  religious, class) or political principles (liberal, egalitarian)?  Anderson “Imagined Communities”  India   Citizenship is a birthright, patriotism is an attribute  Globalization & Political Community 3.24.16 Globalization & political community  Defining globalization (integration/homogenization)  Appadurai (heterogenization)  o Ethnoscapes  People moving across borders; they bring their religion, language, food, culture,  etc  The moving of people and cultures across borders  o Technoscapes  Movement across states of technology (can be basic, not necessarily complex)  o Financescapes   Capital, investment  Movement of investments across the world  o Mediascapes   Movement of news  I.e. financial crisis partially occurred because news spread  o Ideoscapes   Movement of ideas  All of these happening at the same time, but not necessarily at the same pace   Conjunctive/disjunctive landscapes; what challenges does globalization pose for political  community?  Political Community 3.22.16 Globalization & Political Community  3.24.16 NYT “on trade, angry voters have a point” by Eduardo Porter th  March 15 , 2016  Held on Global Social democracy   Global community as social democracy o Expanding liberal rights/social safety nets/economic & environmental regulation o Mediating between neoliberalism & anti­globalization  o Economy (trade, investment, development), governance (representation, social &  environmental issues), law (human rights & international law), security (peace­making & peace­keeping forces)   Colonialism?  Arendt’s piece  Refugees don’t know where they stand   Don’t know who to identify themselves as  Optimistic about their ability to assimilate  o But they can be excluded in a heartbeat   How can you belong one second and be excluded the next?   Her argument is basically a challenge to us


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