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Political Economy

- The UK economy has undergone structural, financial, and political change over the last thirty years. Different ideologies and policies have served to shape the relationship between government and economy in varying directions. Some elements, such as state intervention, have remained as a point of debate. Other factors, like globalization, have just recently developed. The policy of UK governments as a whole has been shaped quite heavily by major economic events during this period, and the legacy left by the Conservative and Labour governments can still be seen today....   [tags: UK Economy, Politics]

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The Political Economy Of Corporate Media

- The capitalist natures of media organizations reveal political and economic pressures that have a direct impact on the way media content is shaped. Leading academics have theorized this concept as the political economy of corporate media. There are three key determinants that carry significant impact on the production of media content; these include media ownership and the structures of power, advertising imperatives, and newsroom politics. The issue of corporate capitalism driving the media industry of today does provide a cause for concern....   [tags: Mass media, Advertising, Propaganda]

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The Political Economy in International Trade

- The Political Economy in International trade focuses on understanding the many causes of economic growth in developing and transition economies, the different role of international trade in increasing economic welfare around the globe, and the many different impacts of the international financial system on the global economy. As we take a look at the United States and Poland different economic systems and understand how these two countries are effected by the political economy in international trade, we will become familiar with how both are able to become skilled at improving their economic conditions in the globalized world economy....   [tags: development, global, free trade agreements]

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Political Economy Of International Trade

- Political economy of international trade is a matter of widespread discussion. One of the most salient changes in the world economy since 1980 has been the move toward freer trade among countries across the globe. Countries as diverse as Mexico, India, Poland, Turkey, Ghana, Morocco, and Spain not to mention Chile, which moved earlier in the 1970 have all chosen to liberalize unilaterally their trade policies. In addition, the successful conclusion of the multilateral trade negotiations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the Uruguay Round, in 1994 further liberalized trade among many developed countries and between them and developing ones....   [tags: International trade, Free trade]

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The Political Economy of Globalization

- Globalization exists when neither distance nor international boundaries obstruct economic transactions. Furthermore, globalization increases political relations among a wide variety of people and nations. Globalization, according to L. Mosley “disregards political boundaries” (Mosely, 2007, p. 107); it establishes a sense of openness and acceptance throughout corresponding countries. In “The Political Economy of Globalization”, Layna Mosely asks the question: “Does economic globalization alter the capabilities of national governments....   [tags: economic transactions, relations]

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The Political Economy Of Kinship

- The political economy of kinship in Paleolithic societies are different than the political economy in today’s society. This is because of three distinct differences on how things in the kinships are dealt with. They are how we deal Power or who is king of the castle. Marriage Customs such as divorce and when it is ok to get married. The last is child-bearing like how the child was raised and what children did growing up. Nisa is a !Kung woman in Paleolithic society that I will use to compare here political economy of kinship to mine....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Kinship, Divorce]

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Political Economy, Ethics, And Culture

- 1. Differences in Political Economy, Ethics, and Culture have often been major impediments to the growth of international trade among nations. Which of the three do you think had been the most important in the past, and which will be the most important in the future to the growth of international trade. Why. Be complete. The difference in the political economy has often been a major impediment to the growth of international trade among nations. Inflation rates, consumer spending, wars, tariffs all affect international trade....   [tags: Economics, International trade, Inflation]

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The Vs. Political Economy

- When comparing two different news sources, it can clearly be seen that the ownership, reader demographic and a variety of other factors influence the stories published. Medium theories also have a role to play in the articles, such as Marxist theory, semiotics and two forms of political economy: firstly in the general media, and secondly in digital media. The sources used in this comparative analysis were The Australian, published on the 1st of September 2015, and the online articles of The Guardian from the same date....   [tags: Marxism, Karl Marx, Communism, Mass media]

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China's Role in the Global Political Economy

- What is the Global Political Economy. According to O’Brien & Williams (2010) this is a term used to describe the interrelationship between national and international, politics and economics. It basically shows the interplay of powerful states, regions, and global institutions which fall under the realm of politics with global trade, global finance, investing and capital movements comprising economics. This ideology does not look at politics and economics in isolation but it draws from other fields such as geography, sociology, women studies and history as these disciplines play an important role in explaining how politics and economics interrelate (O'Brien & Wlilliams, 2010)....   [tags: economic nationalism, liberalism]

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A Political Economy Of Foreign Direct Investment

- Reaction Paper The purpose of this paper is to discuss chapters two, four, and five of Jensen’s Nation-States and the Multinational Corporation: A Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment. There are three primary topics and arguments in each chapter which can be viewed from several contextual lenses. First, chapter two focuses on how multinational corporations and their investments contribute to both domestic governments and the global economy via FDI inflows. Second, chapter four concentrates on debunking the race to the bottom thesis and determining the impact of government consumption, spending, and intervention on the level of FDI inflows....   [tags: Multinational corporation, Corporation]

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Political Economy: Roles of Ideas and Interests

- This essay aims to examine the roles of ideas and interests in the political econ-omy by mainly drawing on theories developed by Karl Marx and Max Weber. The two authors have very different views on the drivers of historical development, the establishment of capitalism and the structure of modern society. Marx’s no-tion of historical materialism emphasizes the role of material interest in con-structing the boundaries and structure of the political economy. Max Weber’s notion of the Protestant Ethic emphasizes the role of ideas and norms in shaping rational action and modern society....   [tags: Karl Marx, Max Weber]

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A Political Economy Analysis of Modern Family

- The hit television series, Modern Family presents “one big, straight, gay, multi-cultural, traditional, happy family” in a mockumentary style (“Modern Family”). The American sitcom series premiered on ABC on September 23rd, 2009 at PM ET. The show was developed when writers, Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan decided to produce a show based on their hilarious, real-life stories of their “modern families”. The show has become the new face of the network television family comedy by following the Pritchett- Dunphy- Tucker family in an honest a comical display....   [tags: t.v. series, comedy, mockumentary style]

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International Affairs Political Economy : Terrorism

- Transnational means an event that cuts crosswise over national fringes and frequently is not straightforwardly controlled by national governments. Transnational dangers incorporate fear mongering, composed wrongdoing, medicate trafficking, displaced person pirating, carrying of weapons of mass decimation (WMD), across the board ecological corruption, and a large group of others (USDAF 1998). In regards to the past, Al Qaeda was once only focused on their parent country, Afghanistan, territorial integrity and independence as its main concerns, globalization had forced, angered Muslims like bin Laden to think beyond the norm and consider other courses of threats, which are considered as transn...   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden]

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The Political Economy of Dubai

- A rentier state is one whose economy entirely depends on the income obtained from selling of natural resources to the outside world, in other words the proceeds obtained from renting of these resources. Natural resources in this case are oil, natural gas and other mineral elements. A major difference between a rentier state and a production state is that the former uses the rental proceeds obtained from the rest of the world to support its citizens the latter depends on its citizen’s tax to develop its economy....   [tags: The Rentier State Theory, Natural Resources]

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Political Economy Between Developing And Developed Countries

- In the globalisation era, there is an increasing trade between developing and developed countries. The phenomenom has several influences toward business and governance. Some spheres which could get an impact are political, economy, and social. The impact in the political and economy has encouraged many scholars to study about country comparison to find any particular model that could be used to manage the situation effectively and efficiently. A method which many scholars have used to compare political economy of several countries is Varieties of Capitalism (VOC)....   [tags: Economics, Capitalism, Asia, Economic system]

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Foreign Policy Decision Making, And The Capitalist Political Economy

- As democracy continues to dominate the first world countries that rarely go to war with one another, many scholars are led to believe that such peace can be attributed directly to the democratic institutions that allow for its citizens to hold their political leaders accountable for unfavorable wars, the increased level of transparency in democracies, and the empirically correlated principle that democracies tend not to go to war with one another. However, in this paper, I am going to argue that the cause of such peace is and can be attributed globalized capitalism, rather than the assumption that the democratization of all actors and states around the world will ultimately eliminate warfare...   [tags: Democracy, Communism, World War II]

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Cross Cultural Differences Of The Political Economy Of Human Happiness

- Cross Cultural Comparison of Ex-Yugoslavian Countries: Why do Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia Have Different Levels of Happiness. Introduction Thousands of years have passed since philosophers first started pondering on the question of happiness. What is happiness. How can we attain it. Can we even attain it. Is happiness a universal goal that can be reached by everyone equally, or is it only reserved for comparatively few individuals. In 1970’s John Rawls published A Theory of Justice that gave an alternative to the utilitarian view on happiness, thus expanding and directing the field of study towards a more egalitarian view on society....   [tags: John Rawls, A Theory of Justice]

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Four approaches to the political economy development of Latin America

- The study of development in Latin America has been approached from a variety of academic disciplines. International Political Economy scholars have provided a number of different approaches for studying, analyzing and understanding the political and institutional constrains that have shaped the development of Latin American countries. They have also incorporated into the analysis variables such as the influence of international organizations and the economic and class history, and its relation with one of the principal characteristics of Latin American countries: the disparity between the wealthy and the poor....   [tags: Geopolitics, Economics]

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Free Trade Theory And International Political Economy Discipline

- Free trade theory, in the international political economy discipline, was encouraged in the tenth century by David Ricado, the British political economist, who created the theory of comparative advantage which demonstrates that every state could benefit from trade liberalization by specializing products and services which they are able to make best even if it may be not better than other states (O’Brien and Williams, 2013). Thus, even low income developing countries will also gain benefits from free trade....   [tags: International trade, Free trade]

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Country Analysis: Sweden and Its Political Economy

- ... Fundamentally, most of the people in this nation understood that things were going to change economically, but didn’t want it to change so drastically. Especially, since the welfare system in Sweden is something that people will fight for, since they strongly believe in it. Sweden’s political economic system is Social Democracy. Its economic regulation consists of private property, same state ownership, high taxation, and high provision of public goods. Resources like timber, iron ore, and hydropower are heavily what influence Sweden’s economy toward foreign trade....   [tags: peace, capitalism, benefits, economic]

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Das Kapital Capital: Critique of Political Economy

- Introduction Karl Marx is well renowned as a master of philosophical critique; such a statement can be proven justifiable in one of his most notable works titled Das Kapital in German or Capital: Critique of Political Economy. It is important to understand the roots to which Karl Marx established his desire of discovering, as well as answering his curiosities of philosophical ideas. Thirty years of Marx's time was spent developing a critical analysis that reveals the economic laws and reality of the capitalist system and mode of production....   [tags: Karl Marx, socialism, capitalism]

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China's Mixture of Political Systems

- Introduction In depicting the International Political Economy, Susan Strange, (1988) in her work “States and Markets” depicts it as a concern of social, political and economic arrangements that affect global systems of production, exchange and distribution and the mix of values reflected therein (Murphy and Tooze, 1991). International Political Economy is defined as the interplay of economics and politics in world affairs (Baylis and Smith, 2001). A dynamic and pivotal force within the global political economy which shows a definite interplay between politics and economics is the country of China; a country whose political system is primarily that of a communist state....   [tags: International Political Economy]

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Political Economy And Democracy

- American Capitalism and American Democracy have always gone hand in hand for the entire history of the United States since it's founding, and many say one cannot exist without the other. Many people today commonly associate Capitalism with Democracy when asked about the United States in general. But this statement is inherently flawed; capitalism is based on profits for the few while democracy is based on rights for many. So how can such a contradictory statement be good for the society as a whole....   [tags: Capitalism Democracy Government Politics]

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Political Economy

- Political Economy      Our society is strongly influenced by all sources of media. The media shows us what is going on in the world news, fashion and much more. The media is our connection to the world and what goes on all around us. The political economy approach looks at the influence that ownership control, advertising and audience spending has over the mass media and the mediated messages we receive on a daily basis.       Political economy believes that everything about media products is created through structural features (ownership, advertising and audience spending)....   [tags: Mass Media News Mediated Messages]

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Hawaiis political economy

- Hawaii’s political economy went through some major changes. The development of plantations and tourism paved the path for how Hawaii’s economy is today. I will discuss how tourism, ethnicity, gender and education both constrain and enable opportunities in contemporary Hawaii. Captain James Cook and his crew came to Hawaii in 1778. Bringing along many diseases such as, syphilis, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, and viral hepatitis.(Blaisdell, p.44) Native Hawaiians were not immune to these diseases, they were unable to be cured therefore died and a massive depopulation occurred....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Political Economy of Yuan-Dollar Exchange rate

-   The Chinese exchange rate policy has been one of the top topics of debate in recent years. It has attracted a great deal of attention in academic and policy area due to the slower pace of economic growth and manufacturing job creation from the beginning of 21st century and recent financial crisis in United States. China has been accused of pursuing new mercantilist policy, that is, encouraging export and impeding import mainly through the manipulation of exchange rate between Chinese currency known as Renminbi and US dollar....   [tags: Job Creation, Financial Crisis]

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Exploring the Impact of Epidemiology and Political Economy on Fighting Cardiovascular Disease

- Society is unaware of how vital epidemiology and political economy is to cardiovascular disease and as well as their well being. One of the leading causes of death in society is cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease usually occurs in low income families. An epidemiologist studies the causes and transmission of the ailment within a population. As an epidemiologist, they need to take into account factors such as: the population’s usage of tobacco, an individual’s unhealthy diet, and the person’s physical inactivity....   [tags: epidemiology, medical, health]

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The Role of IMF in the International and National Political Economy of Nigeria and Cameroon

- The Role of IMF in the International and National Political Economy of Nigeria and Cameroon The financial system in the international scale has been very impressive in the struggle to develop the economy of the world. With the integration of the economy of the world through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to interfere in the activities of an economy has been imperative among others (Havnewk, 1997). Overtime the idea that richer countries taking series of initiatives that will enhance poorer ones in order for them to grow necessitated the creation of the International Financial Systems (Havnewk, 1997)....   [tags: Banking Sector, Inflation Rate]

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Pika's The Politics of Economic Policy and Maltese's The Partisan Political Economy

- The economics of America have always been a crucial part of the overall approval of the President. In this paper I will look at two pieces of literature, “The Politics of Economic Policy,” by Joseph Pika and John Maltese, and “The Partisan Political Economy,” by Larry Bartels and discuss the points that are made in both pieces and expand also on what I took away from the pieces. In Pika and Maltese’s chapter from their book that we read, they first discuss Macroeconomic policy. Macroeconomic policy is split into two types of policies, fiscal policy and monetary policy....   [tags: American economics, literature comparison]

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The Father of Classical Political Economy, Adam Smith, Believed People Are Driven by Morality

- ... She treated him with an unlimited indulgence; but it produced no unfavorable effects on his temper or his dispositions. (Phillipson, 2010: 12) Smith’s great avenues were his mother, his works and his political opinions. She died in 1784, and was in her ninetieth year. Smith told his publisher William Strahan: ​“Tho’ the death of a person in the ninetieth year of her age was no doubt ​an ​​event most agreeable to the course of nature; and, therefore, to be ​​​foreseen and prepared for; yet I must say to you, what I have said to other ​​people, that the final separation from one person who certainly loved me ​​​more than any other person ever did or ever will love me; and whom I ​​​cert...   [tags: wealth, taxes, selfish]

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IMF and its Role in International Political Economy

- IMF and its Role in International Political Economy Political economy is not a new word for us because of the close relationships between politics and the economy. The development in politics is due to the development in society and the development in society is mostly driven by the economy. The parallel existence and mutual interaction of ‘state’ and ‘market’ in the modern world creates ‘political economy’; without both state and market there could be no political economy (Gilpin, 2003, P9)....   [tags: International Monetary Fund Economics]

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An Analysis of The Dominate Perspectives of International Political Economy

- In the world of international political economy, three dominant perspectives have emerged over time. The differences and similarities between the realist/mercantilist, liberalism, and historical structuralism perspectives are significant. In this essay, I will compare and contrast these dominant perspectives. First, I will give a historical account of how each perspective originated. Then I will outline the actors involved in each perspective, explore those actors’ interests, and outline which of those actors set economic and political policy....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Effects of Post-Industrialism On the Political Economy of Western Europe

- The Decline of Corporatist Bargaining The sustained, high economic growth in Western Europe during the post-war period until 1973 led to dramatic changes in the region's political economy. As advances in transportation and communication extended the reach of international trade into new areas of the world, as technological advances allowed establishment of manufacturing facilities overseas, and as European real wages climbed to unprecedented heights, the industrial base that had served as the foundation for rapid Western European growth in the 1950's and 1960's increasingly moved to Western Europe's poorer neighbors....   [tags: Economics Essays]

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Mncs : Global Economy And Political Affairs

- Most mining MNCs are big corporations based in industrialized countries. Over the past few decades, MNCs have become influential in global economies and political affairs. MNCs play a dominant role in natural resource-based economies such as Zambia. Their taxes on earnings constitute 90% of government revenues. The combined total earnings of the world 's top 10 biggest MNCs exceed the gross domestic income of 100 of the world 's poorest countries. The foregoing research findings put the influence of MNCs into perspective....   [tags: Globalization, Economics, Corporation]

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Public Policy And Administration And The Msc Political Science And Political Economy Programmes At The Department Of Government

- Personal Statement Introduction: I am writing to apply for the MSc Public Policy and Administration and the MSc Political Science and Political Economy programmes at the Department of Government at LSE. I have graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Finance. I was recently admitted to the New South Wales Supreme Court as a qualified lawyer. I have obtained a Cambridge AICE Diploma with Distinction from High School (AAAB), and I have managed to maintain an average of Distinction for my undergraduate studies which roughly translates to a First Class Honours under the British classification....   [tags: Economics, Government, Management consulting]

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Australia: Health Care System, Political status, and the Economy

- Australia's government is a federal parliamentary democracy and the Commonwealth based on English model. Australia is divided up into six states into territories including: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania Victoria and Western Australia. The economics of Australia are related to growth and has a low unemployment rate and a very stable economic growth since 2012. Australia is involved in the World Trade Organization (WTO) as well as other global economic associations....   [tags: Government, Federal Parliamentary Democracy]

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Multilateralism and Small Developing States

- Multilateralism serves to be both a blessing and a curse, when placed amongst small island developing states in the global system. The statement without a shadow of a doubt stands true that multilateralism can simultaneously advance and undermine the interest of small island developing states in the global system. Small island developing states lack the power, wealth and influence to exert any political clout in the global political arena at the individual state level and as such, often times than none, their interest are overlooked and ignored....   [tags: The Political Economy]

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Wealth-Power Related Economic and Socialist Theories

- The different theories of political economy had attempted to explain international political economy through formulating a clear relation between the interaction of wealth and power. Is political power more significant on the international level for the stability of the state compared to economic development. How does power and wealth shape the society, and as a result shape the international sphere. The questions regarding the relationship between power and wealth are, in my opinion, the most important questions, not only in the sphere of international political economy, but also in the social sciences sphere as a large....   [tags: Political, Economy, Socialims]

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Contrasting the Politics, History, Economics and Education of China and the US

- China, a fast-developing country in the 21st century has a long way to go to catch up with America, a well-developed country. The differences between the two countries are part of the reasons why this happen. In political aspect, they have different systems to function. In historical aspect, China has a different history from the United States. In the economical way, China is making a great progress, but the poverty and unemployment still commonly exist in the country while the US does a better job on eliminating the poverty....   [tags: political economy, china, usa]

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A Modern Division of Labor and Gender Norms

- Modern feminists might gasp if I assert patriarchy once allowed efficient economic organization, but the tools of modern political economy unveil the mystery of why inegalitarian gender norms were once economically efficient. Evolving modes of production and material constraints necessitate an efficient division of labor guided by socialized gender norms that adapt to economic macroconditions. Gary Becker and Torben Iversen understand an economic division of labor differently given their different historical-material conditions....   [tags: feminists, political economy, gender]

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The Development of Karl Marx's Critique

- 1. Marx’s work, for the unfamiliar, has been usually reduced to The Communist Manifesto and/or to some abridged versions of Capital. This, of course, makes impossible a serious analysis of his work. A great deal of Marx’s contribution is not only outside his most popular books, but in the evolution of his though, in his intellectual path, in the dialog between his ideas. In paying attention to that, we are giving Marx his real importance. In this sense, it is crucial to describe and understand the context and the process which led to the development of Marx’s ideas, both in his earlier texts and in the later ones....   [tags: Comparison of Critiques, Political Economy]

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Indonesia's Economy: Socio-Political Challenges in the New Order

- Socio-political challenges post- New Order Suharto’s New Order regime was blatantly corrupt and filled with nepotism, this mixed with the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis left a legacy of socio-political challenges for subsequent reformasi governments. These challenges include the legacy of authoritarianism, corruption, depoliticised civil society, a powerful military and an inefficient judiciary and government. (Pohlman) The different reformasi governments failed to comprehensively resolve these challenges, leaving Indonesia riddled in uncertainty, and thus leading to its economic sluggishness....   [tags: Asian Financial Crisis, Financial Growth]

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The Modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

- ... Saudi Economy Saudi economy is considered among the best economies in its region (BTI, 2012). However, Saudi economy considerably depends on the oil industry (Peterson, 1984; Pramanik, 2012; M. Ramady, A., 2010; Sohail, 2012). Heavily depending on oil causes problems on the Saudi economy due to instability of oil prices. For example, if oil prices drop below 50$, the kingdom will run out of money within a decade (Chatham, 2011). However, Saudi since early 1990s tried to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) (M....   [tags: state, political, economy, administration]

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Political Science Divided into Public Administration and International Poltical Economy

- After globalization, the scope of political science has been divided into public administration and international political economy. Nearly in the end of the Cold War, international political economy got kept tabs on issues raised by monetary globalization, incorporating the practicality of the state in an undeniably globalized worldwide economy, the part of multinational organizations in producing clash and also development in the newly known worldwide economy, and different issues identified with significance, justice, and truthfulness ( )....   [tags: globalization financial, worldwide]

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Economic Markets and State Governments: Adversaries or Symbiotic in their Relationship

- Do economic markets and state governments share an adversarial or symbiotic relationship. Scholars of International Political Economics have been at odds over what role, if any, the state should have in the International Economy. Despite such disagreements, most scholars can concur that IPE is ultimately concerned with the ways in which states shape the systems through which economic interactions are expressed, and conversely the results that economic interactions (including the power of collective markets and individuals acting both within and outside them) have upon political structures and outcomes....   [tags: International Political Economy, Government]

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Ronald Reagan´s Legacy: Influential or Not?

- ... 3 years later Reagan made the decision to run for Governor of California. He won by a margin of a million votes. While Reagan was Governor, he was involved in high-profile conflict movements. On May 15, 1969, a protest at People’s Park at UC Berkely, would become known as “Bloody Thursday” after Reagan sent in California Highway Patrol and other officers. In 1967, the national debate about abortion began. He signed the "Therapeutic Abortion Act” to decrease back-room abortions in California....   [tags: career, acting, political, economy]

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Venezuela’s Economy: Oil, Political Instability, and Social Challenges

- With an economy dominated by the production of oil, Venezuela has enjoyed the highest standard of living in Latin America. In spite of its success in the oil industry, agriculture and manufacturing also play important roles in Venezuela’s economy. With this in mind, it would seem as though Venezuela’s economic state has flourished. Rather, it has suffered from the effects of political influence, corruption, and poor economic management. The distribution of wealth across Venezuela has caused the elite to benefit at the cost of the working people....   [tags: Geopolitics, Economics]

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Impact of Foreign Remittances on Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Pakistan

- INTRODUCTION: Remittances typically refer to transfers of money by foreign workers to their home countries. Remittances are not a new phenomenon in the world, being a normal associated to migration which has always been a part of human history. Remittances are playing an important role in the economies of many developing and low income countries. Pakistan is a labour abundant country; hence, as neoclassical theory shows, if workers are unable to find jobs and/or wages to satisfy their needs, they will look elsewhere....   [tags: political economy, poverty reduction]

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Adam Smith and Karl Marx

- The task of political economy, Marx argued, was to understand all the presumptions within productive and social relations which made social life in a given form possible at a particular time.(Peterson,17). In some nations, as Hobbes states, the lives of the poor are "nasty,brutish and short", by contrast in other nations , the poor do better within same levels of wealth. The aim of political economy is to understand the processes that produce these differences. The two historical figures that analyzed capitalism were A.Smith and K.Marx....   [tags: Economics Political Economy Capitalism]

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New Imperialism Influence on China

- ... The policy allowed the foreign nations equal access to Chinese ports. Both the spheres of influence and China benefited because they were allowed to trade freely, as long as these three demands were followed: first, each sphere of power would maintain free access to trade; second, only China’s government could collect trade taxes; and third, no nation could be given exemptions from their harbor and railroad dues. The policy was to ensure that the United States stay involved with China, though China did benefit a little from it....   [tags: economy, political, lifestyle, benefit]

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The Country of Cile

- I. Introduction Chile is an up-and-coming political player in the global economy. It’s political history has been a root cause of all of Chile’s problems. New regiments and military control stunted its growth until fairly recently. In the last twenty-five years, the country was welcomed foreign interest and investment and has prospered as a result. Specifically, Chile has 22 trade agreements with 60 different countries. Chile has also gone a step further and is negotiating the Trans-Pacific-Partnership trade agreement with ten countries, including the US (CIA World Factbook)....   [tags: global economy, political player]

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Compare and Contrast Europe and Africa

- Europe and Africa have been linked together in evaluating the state formation process. Both regions have similarities, strengths, weaknesses, and room for improvement. To this day both regions are far from perfect. Some light can be shed on this subject, by evaluating Europe and Africa’s state formation process, evaluating what party benefits, and briefly explaining two economic consequences of European colonialism in Africa. Problems began for Africa when there was the “scramble for Africa....   [tags: Politics Political Economy Economics]

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The Ukrainian Shatter Belt: A New Cold War

- The Ukrainian Shatter belt: A new Cold War. The pro-Russian Yanukovich government was powerless against the popular movement of the Ukrainian people who demanded European Integration after the government’s decision to halt talks of the association agreement with the European Union and instead focus on the accession of Ukraine to The peaceful demonstrations that started in November 2013 lasted for months and turned violent in 2014. The Pro-European opposition clashed with the pro-Russian government....   [tags: political, stability, economy]

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World Bank

- International institutions, such as the IMF, the World Bank, and the GATT/WTO, have shaped the global political economy for decades and continue to do so now. For this paper, I will be assessing, from the realist perspective, how the role of the World Bank in the global political economy has changed over the past four decades. The main objective is to indicate that throughout the past four decades, the United States has had a distinct influence, using its hegemonic power, on the World Bank and it’s role in the global political economy....   [tags: global political economy, United States]

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Indicators of Development

- The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines development as the act or process of growing or causing something to grow larger or more advanced. We live in a world that is continuously developing, in ways that we cannot even begin to try to describe. Nonetheless, The World Bank measures indicators of development. To do this, they look at three-hundred and thirty-one different indicators which cover a vast number of areas, including agriculture, aid effectiveness, climate change, economic policy, education, energy and mining, environment, the financial sector, poverty, science and technology, social development, and urban development....   [tags: international political economy, world bank]

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Questions On Stakeholders And Survival Of Nations

- For this assignment, we were asked to answer three questions regarding stakeholders and survival of nations. Each question will act as a header for the section and I will provide the answers below. [3rd sentence] Question 1. Who are the primary stakeholders in Alaska’s economy. Briefly describe each stakeholder group’s primary interest in regards to Alaska’s economy. Lastly, how do the components of Alaska’s economy differ from the components which make up revenue to the State of Alaska. Alaska’s economy has many stakeholders with their own interests and agendas....   [tags: Economic system, Economy, Political system]

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Mikhail Gorbachev´s Glasnost and Perestroika Policies Contribution to the Collapse of the USSR

- The purpose of this investigation is to assess how significant Mikhail Gorbachev’s Glasnost, and Perestroika polices contribute to the collapse of the USSR. In order to understand how significant of a factor Gorbachev policies were to the collapse of the USSR, we will investigate from how significant were the reforms emplaced by Gorbachev, to how the USSR was doing economically from the time Gorbachev came into power. The main sources for this investigation range from an Excerpt from The cold war: The United States and the Soviet union by Ronald Powaski who states facts about both the economic and political issues of the time....   [tags: reforms, policy, economy, political instability]

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Emergence of Social Capital

- Emergence of the concept of ‘social capital’ into development literature dates back to the period of post-World War II. Since then it has received considerable attention among sociologists, economists and political scientists and has reputed for its capacity in delivering benefits such as welfare of the society, better care of children, improved government responses, better health care and lowering social injustice. Furthermore, it is considered as an emerging area of inquiry with agencies such as World Bank and the OECD....   [tags: Sociology, Economy, Political Science]

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Developing Countries

- Developing countries are closely linked to debt. This is because developing countries needs to allocate more funds to resolve debt crises. Debt can create a negative effect to the host country’s economy and the social condition of a country. This issue of indebtedness is usually solved using domestic capital. Since developing countries have low income, therefore they have low level of savings. The savings are insufficient to repay debt. Thus the government resolves the issue by imposing higher tax....   [tags: International Political Economy, Debt]

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How Great Societies Fall

- Have you ever wondered why you hear of ancient Rome and Greece, but they’re no longer there today. This is because those societies fell, or their government collapsed beyond hope of repair. Civilizations fall for many reasons, and often for a lot of different reasons at once. Some elements led to falls more than others. The cardinal causes of the collapse of great societies are political corruption, failing economy, and foreign invasion. The first main way societies fell was from political corruption....   [tags: political corruption, failing economy, invasion]

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Congress and Speniding Laws

- Congress is a major part of the United States government they passed laws including the 1.1 Trillion Dollar Spending Bill, the Farm Bill, and Congress raised the debt ceiling, but had struggles passing these bills and did not pass an Extension of Jobless Aid, so the United States Congress should be rated a 4.25 on a scale from one to ten. Congress is the legislative branch of the government who make the federal laws which will be enforced by the executive branch and laws which will be interpreted by the judicial branch....   [tags: political science, USA, debt, economy]

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The Political System Of India And India

- POLITICAL SYSTEM Both China and India have developed quickly in the most recent decade. In any case, India appears to perform less well as far as financial development and poverty easing contrasted with China. Though in India, in spite of high development rates, poverty remains a tragic however characteristic component when envisioning the nation 's financial circumstance. As of late, one of my relative connections had asked me whether I believe India 's advancement may be slower a direct result of its political system, i.e....   [tags: Economics, Economy of India, Mumbai, India]

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China’s Economic and Political Power

- During the 20th century, the world believed that the renowned cities of the United States would provide modern spectacles emanating with futuristic qualities. However, within the past decade, the influence of China has creeped into the party of global dominance, establishing their footing on an international scale at a significantly alarming rate. In China, you can now experience the tallest skyscrapers, the newest airports, the fastest highways, and the best electricity grids in modern technology (Roasa)....   [tags: China, economy, politics, expansion, growth]

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Understanding Colonialism in the Current Political Systems in Algeria and Nigeria?

- How Important is Colonialism for Understanding Current Political Systems in Algeria and Nigeria. Africa is a vast continent that contains many countries; for the most part, the one thing that these countries have in common is the following: they have all been colonized at one point. The British and French colonial empires were two of the most powerful and expansive colonizing forces that the world has ever known. The French were known for their “assimilation” colonial policy while the British were more focused on a more “laissez faire” approach....   [tags: independence, economy, assimilation]

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Portugal´s Polulation and Economy

- Portugal would be agreed to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From it natural wonders to its amazing architecture, Portugal would be a great place for anyone to visit. Portugal’s official name is Portuguese Republic or Republica Portuguesa. It is located on the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula, and is bordered by Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. Portugal is mainly popular for its food, history, and sports, all of which they have se important records for. Portugal’s political past has had a variety of types Government....   [tags: political past, government, food]

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Political And Legal Systems Of Singapore

- However, even with such contrast of Hofstede dimension scores between the United States and Singapore, there are some cultural, ethnic, social, and educational characteristics similarities that are mutually accepted. Education is clearly important, English is the language of business, and punctuality, etiquette and roles are equally significant. Of course, these cultural dimensions can only provide an idea of culture, because culture in itself is dynamic and forever evolving. Outside influences and the blending of culture is inevitable in the global setting....   [tags: Economics, Investment, Economy, Globalization]

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Obama and the Economy

- Upon the issuing of President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2012, the nation will again endure a heated debate between the country’s two political parties. Author Robert Reich, analyzes the content and motives that the budget entails within his piece entitled The Obama Budget. Reich does not directly identify with a specific political party, or side of this partisan argument. This ambiguity becomes important to the reader’s interpretation of his ideas and the eventual understanding of his arguments....   [tags: Obama, American Economy]

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Environment vs. Economy: Is There an Environmental Crisis?

- Environment vs. Economy Is there an environmental crisis. Is there an environmental crisis. Expert opinions vary. The Wingspread Conference Center in January of 1998 came to this conclusion: “We believe there is compelling evidence that damage to humans and the worldwide environment is of such magnitude and seriousness, that new principles for conducting human activities are necessary.” The need for environmental peace is at a greater demand than it used to be. Extremist, Peter Rossi, believes the real enemy of the environment is poverty....   [tags: Political Science]

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Freedom in ivil Disobedience and Economy by Henry David Thoreau

- When it comes to the topic of how Henry David Thoreau chooses the audience for his texts, many agree that the reasoning involved the writer’s longing for achieving results rather than convincing an audience. When this agreement usually ends, however, is the question of why Thoreau ignores people who support the Mexican American War and slavery and instead focuses on those who protest against those issues. His writing philosophy in the essays “Civil Disobedience” and “Economy” shows his favouritism towards the idea that individuals need freedom of exercising their conscience and that this leads to success....   [tags: minority, mayority, political system]

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Gun Control Laws Should Affect The Economy

- Gun Control Laws “Do something, anything” (Cooke) is the sound of the old cry by men. Guns are a big issue in today’s world. The fact that people blame them for killing innocent children makes it even worse. An action that a person in their right mind would never think of doing, but not everybody is the same. People want the government to enforce stricter gun control laws, thinking that it would solve the gun problem and that it would benefit America, to make it a better country for the people that live in it....   [tags: Firearm, Law, Political philosophy]

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Impact Of Social Factors On The Economy

- Impact of Social Factors on the Economy Economic growth and development in a country is basically described as the qualitative measure of advancement in an economy. The progress is normally evaluated on the basis of technological improvements, change from an agrarian to modern economy, and improved living conditions for the population across the entire socio-economic stratifications. In addition, economic development and growth is measured on the premise of the ability of progress to contribute to improved productivity and comfort....   [tags: Economy, Economics, Economic development]

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The Main Points Of Economy

- Major points Economy is the social institutions that organizes the way society produces distributes and consumer goods and services. Goods are any object that has an economic value to others. An example of goods could be a house, food, designer clothes or popular cell phones. Services along with goods are some of the many important institutions of society. The definition of services are economically productive activities that are not physically products. For example services could be washing someone’s car, cleaning their shoes at the mall or even reading books to children....   [tags: Economics, Economy, Unemployment, IPhone]

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Conformity and Political Control

- The political system in the United States of America is ruled by a two party system that is currently fighting for control of the economy and government. In the last century the country has been involved in several conflicts including two world wars and the cold war, which permanently instilled fear and terror in the American psyche. After the terrorist attacks of September 11th, the economy was brought to the edge of failure leaving a bi-partisan political system with the attitude that there is either a democratic or republican solution to the many problems Americans face as a nation....   [tags: Political Science]

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The First Political Parties

- Today, political parties can be seen throughout everyday life, prevalent in various activities such as watching television, or seeing signs beside the road while driving. These everyday occurrences make the knowledge of political parties commonly known, especially as the two opposing political parties: the Republicans and the Democrats. Republican and Democrats have existed for numerous years, predominantly due to pure tradition, and the comfort of the ideas each party presents. For years, the existence of two political parties has dominated the elections of the president, and lower offices such as mayor, or the House of Representatives....   [tags: Political Science]

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Globalization and Political Policy

- Globalization can in general be described as the growing interaction amongst integration of activities. This mostly affects economic activities of human societies around the world. Nevertheless more realistically, globalization refers to the increasing economic interdependence of countries or states internationally through the escalating amount and variety of cross-border relations and transactions in goods and services and of global capital stream. It is also through the extra speedy and widespread diffusion of technology....   [tags: Political Policy]

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Political Development in China

- The Readings for week 6 were largely organized around the theme of political developments in China. To assess political developments in China, one has to be clear with the range of the definition “political”. In my view, there are mainly two types of political developments in post-1978 China: administrative reform and electoral reform. Administrative reforms aim at providing more effective governance without essentially altering the political institutions. Such reform measures include the continuous reorganization and downsizing of departments in State Council, introduction of various regulations addressing problems in many industries (coal mining and food safety etc.), innovations on policy...   [tags: Government, Economy, Reading Analysis]

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England and Russia: Political Problems in the 16th Century

- The Sixteen century was difficult times for both England and Russia; each having leaders that experienced family violent and obstacles to their rights to the throne. Queen Elizabeth I (r. 1558-1603), her mother was killed when she was young, and she was considered illegitimate for the throne. She finally inherited the throne after the bad leaderships of her cousin Lady Grey, and that of her half-sister Mary I. Her inheritance was bankrupt and secondary to Spain in Europeans’ affairs....   [tags: Economy, Social Changes]

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Social, Historical, And Political Moments

- All the readings, respond to different social, historical, and political moments. Indeed, Siebert, Peterson, and Schramm’s book was conceived, written and circulated during the Cold War; Christians et al.’s book was published at the end of the first decade of the 21th Century, and the Nerone’s article appeared just two years ago. In that sense, these three scholar productions about the role of the press and its interplay with the political and economic context correspond to particular and maybe even divergent concerns about both the press and journalism should be deployed within a political and economic given context....   [tags: Newspaper, Mass media, Economy, Economic system]

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Economic and Political Issues that Helped Hitler Rise to Power

- In the following investigation, the following question will be addressed: In what ways did economic and political issues in Germany between 1922 and 1932 contribute to Hitler's rise to power. The scope of my research will fall between the years of 1922-1932, the start of Hitler’s attempt to run for office. A variety of primary and secondary sources will be used to answer the question. The bitterness caused upon the change of government systems in Germany will be analyzed, along with his childhood that all primarily drove Hitler to run for power....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, Germany, communism, economy]

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Political Decision Making

- Although Malcolm Gladwell's Blink does not explicitly lead the reader to take his observations and findings in a political context, the content of the book deals entirely with decision-making, a process that could not be more relevant to politics, whether on an individual voter level or the presidential level. The fact that people often make choices that do not align with their pre-supposed inclinations throws into doubt much of what political scientists believe about how and why certain decisions are made, decisions which, in a political environment, have extremely far-reaching implications....   [tags: Political Science]

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