Thursday, December 10, 2009

Final Blog

Patomaki and Teievanen discuss the possibility of their being a different response to globalization. The most discussed political theory for the globalization process is the theory of cosmopolitan democracy. This theory mainly states that we must rethink the political community before we can obtain our ideals and aspirations. That is status quo policies and politics must change before any real ideals are met.
Neolibralism promotes the idea that the forces of the free market will in turn be most efficient in promoting a good economy. This means government should play as small of a role possible in economics and the market.
Patomaki and Teievaned discuss the flaw in the cosmopoliton response to globalization. In David Held’s cosmopoliton democracy he focused on the Europeon Union and how it responded to the globalization process. His model is inspired from the Europeon integration process although he has never admitted it. As a result, his theory tends to be Eurocentric. Patomaki and Teievanen attempt to disprove this by focusing on a different area of the world. They focus on the Mercosur region of Latin America which includes Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil.
Although I believe there are many sectors of the national economy where the government should not play a role, there remains the fact that some establishment need to be run by the government such as a national postal service or important infrastructure related industries. Although I found this reading interesting I find it difficult to picture an increase in global politics.

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