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GOVT 132 Week 15 Notes

by: Billie Sumiel

GOVT 132 Week 15 Notes GOVT 132

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Introduction to International Politics
Gregory Koblentz

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This the last week of notes (Dec. 7th & 9th) for GOVT 132 taught by Professor Koblentz.
Introduction to International Politics
Gregory Koblentz
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Date Created: 12/10/15
Dec 7 2015 The NorthSouth Gal 0 Countries in the North have it better than lessdeveloped countries in the South 0 South scarce Food Water access to Electricity amp good Health Care I prevalence of HIVAIDS amp infant mortality 0 Many countries in the south Failed States lack of socioeconomic stability I The result of a global problem vs a domestic problem 0 World System Theory developed as a way to exam a 3part global system 0 Core richindustrializedlproduce items based of Periphery resources 0 SemiPeriphery inbetweenIbenefit from both the Core amp Periphery 0 Periphery exploited for resources by the Corelower class don t benefit Imperialism 0 By 1900 sCore North countries colonized many Periphery South countries 0 History of Imperialism 15002000 rise of nationstates technological developments 0 States become independent amp extend political economic amp military power 0 The Partition of Africa entire continentcolonized by many European countries 0 Imperialism amp Slavery Triangular Trade 16501860Euro US amp Africa 0 Travel to Periphery to make purchases and take back to the Core 0 Makes the Periphery dependent on the Core to trademake money 0 Massive importation of slave labor by imperial powers to plantations 0 Massive depopulation due to Eurodiseases brought to other countries I Imperialism economic development through colonization of countries in the South by countries from the North for that countries own benefit 0 Path Dependence how current decisions one faces is limited by decisions made in the past 0 Network Effects the bigger the network gets the more vitalvaluable it becomes I Example the QWERTY Keyboardljonly keyboard layout used I No other layout would sellno one wants to adjust to a new way of typing 0 LockIn certain doors are closed once certain decisions are made Decolonization 0 Kicked off after WWII caused UN growthcountries joined the United Nations 0 Great Powerssplit up after the war due to bankruptcy 0 Indigenous people demanded their independence 0 The Cold War Dec 9th 2015 International Development Defining Development 0 Economic Factors of Production 0 Land 0 Labor Physical Capital tangible matters Example first class airports Human Capital investments in people Example education 0 Countries have most control over physical capital amp human capital 0 Land amp Labor are good for short term but Physical Capital amp Human Capital are essentially what will lead to ones success 0 China HUGE labor pool people weren t being educatedno investment 0 1970s amp l980s began to invest in Human CapitalChina began to grow Virtual Development Clash of Clans Measuring Development 0 Gross Domestic Product GDP measure of a country s overall economic output Per Capita GDP amount of economic activity per person 0 Three Levels of Development 0 Least Developed Countries 0 Middle Developed Countries 0 More Developed Countries 0 GDP Growth Rate vs GDP per Capita 0 Higher the populationGDP per capital lower Example India amp Chinaless developed Growth in Developed vs Developing World 0 Already more advanced developmentllsmall percent of economic growthno room Development Strategies Import S ubstitution development of local industries to produce items that are usually imported ExportLed Growth develop industries that can compete in niches in the global economy 0 The Asian Tigers adapted ExportLed Growth modelEIskyrocketed Rise of the Newly Industrialized Countries NI CS new category of level development created for newly industrialized countries 0 These countries each found their niche amp haven t stopped growing 0 South Korea 0 Hong Kong 0 Singapore 0 Taiwan 0 North Korealjautarky only buy the NK iPad Map of NK at nightdark no lights The Rise of China 1978 Present 0 China tried to keep people from going abroad up until 1978 0 Opened the companyChina skyrocketed o Deng Xiopeng I head of communist party 0 2010 became 2rld largest economy 0 China s GDP per capital sill very low The Rise of India Comparing China and India Role of International Community in Development 0 Foreign Investment 0 Loans 0 Aid 0 Debt 1 of all US govt goes to Foreign Aid


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