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chapter 34 and Nannies article for Nov 2

November 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment
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Chapter 34
In this article, “Power Shift,” by Jessica T. Mathews, discuses how the nation-state may be obsolete in the intertwined world. States are sharing powers to define their sovereignty with corporations and international bodies of citizens. The nongovernmental organizations, known at the NOG’s, provides positive and negative outcomes, but they may be a solution that is needed to be found to make sure there are more positive outcomes than negatives. Some positive effects according to Mathews is providing public services for the citizens’ and hearing what they have to say. Some negative characteristics of NGO’s which doesn’t allow us to see if its beneficial or not are including, decreasing power of the state and the control over their government. Also NGO’s can lessen the role of the government, it maybe cause the individuals to lose their sense of their own national identity.
Nannies, maids, and sex workers
In this article “Nannies, maids, and sex workers in the new Economy” by, Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, talks about how women have in a abusive work place, while women from the third whole countries are trying to make a rich like for their children and family. In the third world countries the women are ether divorced and going to work, while they have a nanny at home taking care of the house, or the women are going to different countries leaving their kids at home to go out and make an income. I think having a nanny helps a lot of you have a job. You have less things to worry about, you can go to work and come home to a clean house and all the chores in the house is done.

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  • 1    Prof. Hala // Nov 1, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Roya, you bring up another interesting dimension in the debate on NGOs — national identity. My own past research has focused on this aspect, how international NGOs may come to be seen by locals as a threat to national sovereignty and identity. Sometimes, the threat is real and other times, it may just be a corrupt government’s way of de-legitimizing any outside criticism of its policies and blaming outsiders for its own mismanagement.

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