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Entries Tagged as 'Apr 5/Political Globalization & Cultural Globalization'

Blog Post 1: Thoughts on connections between Austerity and the Ehrenreich & Hochschild piece

April 5th, 2011 · 4 Comments

In class today we spoke of various social movements and protests that have made headlines within the last few years. We saw young adults protesting rising education fees in the UK, as well as the mass scale protests in Italy following the Irish bailout. Neither of these groups were afraid to use force; we saw […]

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blog post 2 Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy

April 5th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Reading this article opened my eyes. Being in a sheltered community my whole life, I never had the opportunity to even hear anything that had to do with these poor women from these countries that had to change their whole lives in order to make money. Josephine gave up her lively hood and everything good […]

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Blog #3 Paul Mason, Meltdown. The End of the Age of Greed

April 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Paul Mason describes his personal view on the financial crisis. He discusses what happens with “neoliberalism”  and how it has become  broken in society. He feels that as the financial crisis carries on, it is easier to put the pieces together. He makes a number of connections to literature and film. He actually has a […]

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Blog 4 on Political Globalization: Gender, Race, and Citizenship

April 4th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy: Women from first world countries must work now, more than ever.  Most men no longer make enough money to support an entire family.  Increased divorce rates also force many women to work.  If women are working full time, who is watching the kids, cooking and cleaning?  A “second […]

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Nov 2nd Blog

November 1st, 2010 · 3 Comments

Audio-“Following Up:  Haiti Recovery Economics” I found the audio clip by Brian Lehrer very interesting because for once, we hear the side of the Haitians, rather than just hearing our own countries views and praise. After the earthquake in Haiti, most of the focus was on donations to help the victims who were affected by […]

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Ch. 34 & 35

November 1st, 2010 · 4 Comments

Mathews’ article, Power Shift, takes an optimistic view on nongovernmental organizations (NGO).  There has been a big shift from state power to NGOs. She says that NGO’s role and influence has exploded in the last half-decade. The reason for this explosion is due to the advances in technology that has connected us to the whole […]

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chapter 34 and Nannies article for Nov 2

November 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

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 […]

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Post for November 2nd class

November 1st, 2010 · 5 Comments

Some woman thrive on being able to work everyday and earn a paycheck that allows them an exquisite lifestyle, while other woman have no choice but to work because they have to support their children and maintain a household on their own, with no husband. In this article ; ” Nannies, made and sex workers […]

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Chapter 34 and 35 by eric laboy

October 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Power Shift The shift from state power to NGO’s is becoming more and more common in developing countries. The governments lack the resources to provide their citizens with adequate services, and this is when NGO step in with assistance. Although they are quicker in responding to opportunities and public services, they still have their own […]

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Haiti: Recovery Economics—Brian Lehrer Show

October 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I have a love/hate relationship with NPR. In many instances they bring on guests, like in this piece, who bring great new contributions to the general NPR-listening audience. Nevermind that these ideas (like Dependency theory, in this case) have been floating around for DECADES… but still, I can appreciate the effort. The ‘hate’ part of […]

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response to 34 and 28

October 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

In the article “Power Shift” the author discusses how national governments are losing autonomy and sharing powers with NGO’s. The author states that a main rise of the non state actors (NGO’s) is the computer and telecommunication revolution, and that this weakens the ties between people and their nations. He states how fax machines and […]

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The Decling Authority of States & Global Organized Crime by Ramin Mahgerefteh

October 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments

The declining authority of states had an intresting approch to technology ad finance. These two subjects has a huge amount of importance with the socitety today. The global organized crime had an intresting point of view on how power can effet a state.

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Global Organized Crime

October 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Perhaps one of the more enlightening chapters so far, this reading goes further in laying out the new ground rules all social scientists must now ponder when thinking about world politics. Mittelman holds no punches in his analysis and does not merely deem the state less relevant, like Strange did, but also relegated to the […]

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The Blacklash against NGOs & Has Globalization Gone Too Far? By Ramin Mahgerefteh

October 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Points and views of Has the Globalization Gone Too Far? & The Blacklash Against NGO’s

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Orbis Unum! & Modern Day Globalization

October 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

“Orbis Ununm” a Latin word that means “One world,”  or something we call today “Globalization.” After reading Joseph E. Stiglitz writing on Globalization, I have come to know many other facts and effects of globalization, I was unaware of. Although I disagree some of his contents, but he has succeed to draw a somewhat perfect picture of […]

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