This assignment is an essay assignment of 2 questions, 3 pages each, 2X-spaced, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory. I do encourage some outside sources however. Do not send the essays as separate documents – put them on the same document.
Question 1: Using the theories of globalization we have studied, analyze the impacts of globalization on individuals, states, and systems.
Question 2: Considering the impact of globalization on various political, economic and security systems, evaluate whether globalization is generally a positive or negative phenomenon.
Some elements to consider in answering these two essay questions – Is globalization a positive or negative factor in the world? Use concrete examples, data and theoretical perspectives provided by our readings and videos. Comment both on the economic impact on persons and countries and on the way security in the international system is affected. If you determine globalization is a generally positive phenomenon, can domestic political support for it be built/maintained in countries and what factors are relevant to this effort? If you determine globalization is a generally negative phenomenon, what is to be done? Is it possible to move away from globalization? What would be the security implication of either deepening globalization or dialing it back?