How and why would the use of data modeling software improve the development of data models for an organization?

Review the video on CA ERwin Data Modeling. The captioned version of this video can be found here. How and why would the use of data modeling software improve the development of data models for an organization? Why must these steps be addressed before the design begins?

Examine how good information and knowledge are needed to ensure effective decision making at each level in the organisation of your choice.

Rules and regulations: Coursework Regulations 1. Submission of coursework must be undertaken according to the relevant procedure. Lecturers will give information as to which procedure must be followed, and details of submission procedures and penalty fees can be obtained from Academic Administration or the general student handbook. 2. Late coursework will be accepted by Academic Admin Office and marked according to the guidelines given in your Student Handbook for this year. 3. If you need an extension (even for one day) for a valid reason, you must request one. Collect a coursework extension request form from the Academic Admin Office. Then take the form to your lecturer, along with evidence to back up your request. The completed form must be accompanied by evidence such as a medical certificate in the event of you being sick. The completed form must then be returned to Academic Admin for processing. This is the only way to get an extension Outcomes and assessment requirements Learning Outcomes Assessment requirements To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to: 1 Understand how to assess information and knowledge needs. 1.1 Discuss the range of decisions to be taken. 1.2 Examine the information and knowledge needed to ensure effective decision taking. 1.3 Assess internal and external sources of information and understanding. 1.4 Justify recommendations for improvement. 2 Be able to create strategies to increase personal networking to widen involvement in the decision making process. 2.1 Identify stakeholders for a decision making process. 2.2 Make contact with those identified and develop business relationships. 2.3 Involve those identified in decision making as appropriate. 2.4 Design strategies for improvement. 3 Be able to develop communication processes. 3.1 Report on existing processes of communication in an organisation. 3.2 Design ways to improve appropriateness. 3.3 Implement improvements to ensure greater integration of systems of communication in that organisation. 3.4 Create a personal plan to improve own communication skills. 4 Be able to improve systems relating to information and knowledge. 4.1 Report on existing approaches to the collection, formatting, storage, disseminating information and knowledge. 4.2 Carry out appropriate changes to improve the collection, formatting, storage, disseminating information and knowledge. 4.3 Implement a strategy to improve access to systems of information and knowledge to others as appropriate. Purpose of this Assignment: This assignment aims to show how communication, knowledge and information can be improved within an organisation including making better use of IT systems. The assignment is designed to develop your understanding of the interaction between communication, knowledge and information. It also covers how IT systems can be used as a management tool for collecting, storing, disseminating and providing access to knowledge and information. Scenario: Select an organisation of your choice or use your own employment context and answer the following questions (Task 01 to 04). Task 01: Demonstrate how you understand how to assess information and knowledge needs. Using the above; 1.1. Based on the 3 levels of management in an organisation discuss the major decisions that are taken by Management at each level. (AC 1.1) 1.2. Examine how good information and knowledge are needed to ensure effective decision making at each level in the organisation of your choice. (AC 1.2.) 1.3. Assess the internal and external sources of information and understanding that are usually available to the organisation. (AC 1.3.) 1.4. Provide any recommendations to improve information and knowledge available to your selected organisation. You may give particular attention to the ‘data collection methods’ in your recommendation. Justify recommendations by explaining how and why these recommendations will make the system better. (AC 1.4.) Assessment Criteria 1.1., 1.2., 1.3. & 1.4. Task 02: Explain how you would create strategies to increase personal networking to widen involvement in the decision making process. 2.1. Identify stakeholders that are likely to be influenced by the decision making process in the organisation of your choice. (AC 2.1.) 2.2. Discuss how to make contact with those identified and develop business relationships (AC 2.2.) 2.3. Discuss how personal networking helps to involve identified stakeholders in the decision making process of your selected organisation. 2.4. Design strategies that can be adopted by your selected organisation to improve personal networking and encourage those identified to involve in the decision making. (AC 2.4.) Assessment Criteria 2.1., 2.2., 2.3. & 2.4. Task 03: Explain how you would help communication process. 3.1. Considering selected organisation report on existing processes of communication and design ways to improve it. (AC P3.1. & 3.2.) 3.2. How will you implement improvements to ensure greater integration of systems of communication in that organisation? (AC 3.3) 3.3 Create a personal plan to improve your own communication skills. (AC P3.4.) Assessment Criteria 3.1., 3.2., 3.3, & 3.4. Task 04: Explain how you will improve systems relating to information and knowledge. 4.1. Report on existing approaches to the collection, formatting, storage and dissemination of information and knowledge. (AC 4.1.) 4.2. What strategies can you design and implement to improve the current approach used to collection, formatting, storage and dissemination of information and knowledge? (AC 4.2.) 4.3. What are the steps you will take to implement a strategy to improve access to systems of information and knowledge? (AC 4.3.) Assessment Criteria 4.1., 4.2., & 4.3 Feedback for Task 01 Strengths: Areas for Improvement: Feedback for Task 02 Strengths: Areas for Improvement: Feedback for Task 03 Strengths: Areas for Improvement: Feedback for Task 04 Strengths: Areas for Improvement: Lecturer Signature: Date: Important points: Your assignment must strike a balance between theory and practice. Description should be limited to what is absolutely necessary to emphasise a point of view or make your analysis clear. Similarly, you should not simply regurgitate theories in your assignment with no practical application of them. You should show due diligence in writing your assignment to ensure that it reflects the highest standard of presentation. Other key considerations • Your assignment must include a cover page with title, student name and number, date, word count, and contents page with page numbers. • The Introduction in your assignment should cover the background, the issues and the aim of the investigation. • Your assignment must use good quality sources (academic material or credible news sources, up to date and relevant to the topic) and correctly referenced using the Harvard system. For assessment regulations and guide, please read first page of this assignment brief.

Should a Pregnant Woman Be Punished for Exposing Her Fetus to Risk?

Should a Pregnant Woman Be Punished for Exposing Her Fetus to Risk?” Assume that you are a healthcare administrator, and you find yourself dealing with this exact issue regarding a patient giving birth in your facility. Prepare a 500-WORD PAPER(2 PAGES), double-spaced and in APA style or another approved DeVry-Keller format or style, that presents the most important legal and ethical issues relevant to this topic from both perspectives. And then state your position on this issue and describe how you will handle it in your hospital. It is important to present this information in an objective and factual manner. You may use research other than the Kaebnick text to support your analysis and summary paper.

What role do you believe government regulation should play to ensure ethical conduct by businesses?

Some argue that government needs to increase its regulation of business for the good of society as a whole. Others believe that the marketplace is self-regulating and that government intervention through needless regulation places an unfair, costly burden on businesses in general and on small businesses in par­ticular. What role do you believe government regulation should play to ensure ethical conduct by businesses? How do different political viewpoints potentially shape the answer to this question? Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ posts in a substantive manner. Some ways to do this include the following, though you may choose a different approach, providing your response is substantive: Agree or disagree with your classmate’s position. Defend your position by using information from the week’s readings or examples from current events

Apply the functions of management and effective decision making to efficiently utilize resources and achieve organizational goals.

Staffing Your Intrapreneurship Plan Assignment 2. Think about the people you would need and the skills they need to possess to effectively support your intrapreneurial business idea. Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you: 1.      Assess the type of team you consider the most appropriate to support your intrapreneur idea. 2.      Explain how you will recruit (both internally and externally) the members of your team. ·           3.      Identify the key position to lead your team. Then, create the job posting for the position including salary range. ·         Tip: Review job descriptions using your favorite job search engine (e.g., www.careerbuilder.com, www.monster.com, www.jobing.com, etc.), and check common skills and requirements for similar positions. For the salary range, you can visit http://www.bls.gov/bls/blswage.htm or http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Country=United_States/Salary. 4.      Use at least two (2) quality academic resources you have located using the Strayer Learning Resources Center (LRC) / Strayer in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource, and neither do web-based blogs. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: ·         Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. ·         Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: ·         Apply the four (4) functions of management and effective decision making to efficiently utilize resources and achieve organizational goals. ·         Integrate the core human resource management functions and considerations into viable recommendations to meet the organization’s operating requirements. ·         Examine team concepts and effective communication in the workplace. ·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in contemporary business. ·         Write clearly and concisely about contemporary business using proper writing mechanics.

Explain the process your team may use to build a strategic marketing plan for the business.

Strategic Marketing Plan (Use Business Plan Pro Module) ·          Discuss some ideas for a hypothetical e-commerce business. Each team member must suggest at least two different ideas. ·          Decide on one member’s idea. ·          Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you explain the process your team may use to build a strategic marketing plan for the business. ·          Describe various pricing strategies appropriate for your business. ·          Assess pros and cons of each strategy. ·          Select one pricing strategy for your business. ·          Reference the Intelichild.com business plan for an example. ·          Format your paper according to APA standards. Submit your Strategic Marketing Plan to the facilitator.

Examine the underlying historical and economic reasons behind the quest for alternatives to incarcerating offenders in jails and prisons.

Students, please view the “Submit a Clickable Rubric Assignment” in the Student Center. Instructors, training on how to grade is within the Instructor Center.   Assignment 2: Alternatives to Incarceration  Recent study illustrates that nearly two (2) million juveniles are processed through juvenile courts across the United States each year. Depending on the nature of the crime, juveniles may face detention or incarceration if they are convicted. Given the fact that many courts are reluctant to incarcerate criminal offenders, judges often consider alternatives to incarceration. The driving force behind these alternatives is to save taxpayer money yet still demand offender accountability and impose sanctions for criminal behavior. Use the Internet or Strayer databases to research the use of sanctions other than incarceration or detention for juvenile offenders.   Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you: 1.      Examine the underlying historical and economic reasons behind the quest for alternatives to incarcerating offenders in jails and prisons. 2.      Describe three (3) alternatives to incarceration that juvenile courts currently use. Provide examples of such alternatives in practice to support the response. 3.      Discuss the significant societal and individual benefits of imposing sanctions or punishments that do not involve removing an offender from his / her family or community. 4.      Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: ·         Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. ·         Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: ·         Explain how delinquents have been handled throughout history. ·         Contrast the differences between the juvenile and adult justice system in the United States. ·         Identify successful evidence-based treatment modalities for juvenile delinquents and be able to describe the ingredients of effective programs. ·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in juvenile delinquency and justice

What are some issues that you can influence and should be concerned with in launching a new small business start-up?

(TCO 1) A(n) _____ is a framework of how a business intends to generate revenue. (Points : 5) business model strategic management tool profitability analysis competitive advantage entrepreneurial mindset   Question 2.2. (TCO 1) People who stand to gain or lose by the policies and activities of a business and whose concerns the business needs to address include which of the following? (Points : 5) Bankers Government employees Surrounding/competing businesses Foreign business leaders Domestic business leaders   Question 3.3. (TCO 1) You are fairly good at various and sundry home repairs. You aren’t very good at electrical things, or anything having to do with plumbing. But you’re great with painting, patching, and general maintenance on a home. You’re contemplating starting a home repair business in your town. What are some issues that you can influence and should be concerned with in launching a new small business start-up? (Points : 5) Current local council actions Local school board policies Government control Collecting and remitting sales and use taxes Training for what you don’t know how to do   Question 4.4. (TCO 3) A small business is defined as a company that _____. (Points : 5) is newly launched and has fewer than 100 shareholders is dominant in its field and employs fewer than 1,500 employees has a revenue of less than $750,000 is independently owned and operated and not dominant in its field is funded through personal lines of credit and has fewer than 1,000 employees   Question 5.5. (TCO 1) You own Wash This Way Laundromat in a busy part of town. ABC Laundry, a chain store competitor, opened across the street in a busy shopping strip. You decide to improve your business by adding an internet café offering free Wi-Fi. Why? (Points : 5) To promote private ownership of businesses To improve quality of life To exceed customer expectations To expand your market   Question 6.6. (TCO 2) These are government policies aimed at shielding a country’s industries from foreign competition. (Points : 5) Tariffs Free-market capitalism Protectionism Import quotas   Question 7.7. (TCO 3) One advantage of offshore outsourcing is _____. (Points : 5) less strategic tasks can be sourced so that companies can focus on sales and marketing communication among company members, suppliers, and customers is problematic. outsourced work allows companies to create efficiencies that in fact let them fire more workers consumers benefit from lower prices generated by effective use of global resources and developing nations offshore outsourcing may reduce product quality and can therefore cause damage to a company’s reputation   Question 8.8. (TCO 3) The reason(s) a company pursues a strategic alliance is to _____. (Points : 5) enhance the ability to expand internationally gain access to new technologies and know-how increase credibility or brand awareness All of the above   Question 9.9. (TCO 2) It can be difficult to balance ethics and other goals, such as pleasing stakeholders or adva ncing your career. According to management writer Ken Blanchard and religious leader Norman Vincent Peale, it helps to ask oneself which one of the following questions when facing an ethical dilemma? (Points : 5) How will this course of action be evaluated by others? Is my proposed action legally defensible? Is this course of action based on principle? Is this course of action based on the truth? How will this course of action make me feel about myself?   Question 10.10. (TCO 3) Starting your own business (Points : 5) is an alternative to unemployment. is not risky. allows others to control your future. is not difficult and does not require sacrifice.   Question 11.11. (TCO 4) Which of the following pairs represent an advantage and a disadvantage of marketing to a mobile phone rather than a fixed computer? (Points : 5) Mobile phone users are accustomed to advertising interruptions while fixed computers have limited links to retailer websites. The mobile phone is operating most of the time, but the interactivity is less than a fixed computer. The screen size of fixed computers is larger, but screen enlargement overcomes that limitation in mobile phones. Fixed computers can provide advertising based on where you happen to be while mobile phone advertisements are limited to product categories.   Question 12.12. (TCO 4) The rapid spread of brand communities has been one of the major impacts of social media.  The Harley Davidson Owners Group is one example of an informal network of people with similar interests who use social media to bond and share information. Why are these brand communities effective? (Points : 5) The cost of consumer-oriented publications is too expensive. Consumers now trust their peers more than any source for product information. Consumers no longer trust salespeople. State and local consumer protection agencies no longer review products.   Question 13.13. (TCO 4) The marketing mix refers to (Points : 5) product, distribution, coupons, and place. product, demographics, price, and distribution. product, price, place, and promotion. price, product, elasticity, and promotion.   Question 14.14. (TCO 5) The steps to Mining Group Gold include (Points : 5) defining the behavioral parameters of a unique subset of cultures. establishing a zone of proximal development. setting expectations for reasonableness of the ideas presented. establishing clear and concise expectations of factual information. conducting a series of time-checks throughout the meeting.   Question 15.15. (TCO 6) Some of the characteristics of lean systems include which of the following? (Points : 5) They take twice the human effort. They have the same defects in the finished product. They require half of the engineering effort. They use half the floor space for the same output. They carry 50% more inventory.   Question 16.16. (TCO 7) A common reason that companies fail is (Points : 5) underspecialization. an excellent control of cash flow. a lack of adequate sales revenue. an inadequate control of expenses. an inadequate managerial expertise.   Question 17.17. (TCO 7) Imagine that you have just earned your business degree and have been hired as a hospital administrator at a small hospital that, like many others, is experiencing financial problems. A suggestion that you would make to help improve the financial position of the hospital and correct the financial problems is to (Points : 5) improve the efficiency of the hospital’s cash management system. use a carefully planned lawn care service. continue the hospital’s large stockpile of drugs. cease using a just-in-time inventory system. use a carelessly planned inventory control system.       CO 1) What type of economic system lies between capitalism and communism? Explain why it is more effective than other economic systems. (Points : 25)     Question 2.2. (TCO 2) Compare and contrast strategic alliances with joint ventures. (Points : 25)     Question 3.3. (TCO 3) Identify and explain the incentives for entrepreneurship. Address why someone would willingly take the numerous risks associated with running a business. Also, discuss the major attributes necessary for a successful entrepreneur. (Points : 25)     Question 4.4. (TCO4) Define marketing. Compare and contrast place marketing with cause-related marketing.   (Points : 25)     Question 5.5. (TCO 5) Define the five major types of organization structure. (Points : 25)     Question 6.6. (TCO 6) Businesses try to create systems that deliver goods or services to customers as efficiently as possible. This often involves multiple steps and systems that hopefully work together to accomplish that goal. Explain the systems perspective, and identify at least five principles of systems thinking that can improve your skills as a manager. (Points : 25)   Question 7. 7. (TCO 7) What is a balance sheet? Why is it called a balance sheet? (Points : 25)

Why was the Soviet Union considered a threat to the United States?

“The 80s and Deregulation” Please respond to the following: (Note: Please respond to one [1] of the following two [2] bulleted items in a primary posting of at least 125 words. In addition, please make a substantive comment to one [1] of your classmates.) Why was the Soviet Union considered a threat to the United States? Did the policies of the 1980s contribute to the end of the Cold War? How do taxes and regulations impact an economy? Why did Congress lower taxes and regulations in the 1980s?

understand how the rise of China as an economic and military power may affect trade openness.

The analytic paper gives students an opportunity to explore topics of interest to them in greater detail. Paper topics must be on subjects drawn from sections II, III, IV, or V of the course. Papers may not exceed nine double-spaced pages, excluding footnotes.” – This is what the professor provides us. The topics in class are the following: These are all the parts with their readings: Part II: Goods and Services Week 2 Trade: Demand for Openness and Protection (1/20) Learning Goals: Identify the distributive effects of trade openness; understand how individuals, firms, and others form opinions about trade policy; develop a position regarding what should be done to compensate workers who lose out through greater trade openness • Ronald Rogowski, “Political Cleavages and Changing Exposure to Trade,” APSR Vol., 81, No. 4 (1987), pp. 1121-1137. • Hiscox, Michael J. 2002. “Commerce, Coalitions, and Factor Mobility: Evidence from Congressional Votes on Trade Legislation.” American Political Science Review 96 (3):593-608. • Cornelia Woll and Alvaro Artigas, “When Trade Liberalization Turns into Regulatory Reform: The Impact on Business-Government Relations in International Trade Politics,” Regulation and Governance Vol. 1 No. 2 (2007), 121-138. Debate: Do Trade Deficits Reduce Total Jobs? • Scott, Robert E. “The China Trade Toll: Widespread Wage Suppression, 2 Million Jobs Lost in the US.” EPI Briefing Paper 219 (2008).; CONDENSED VERSION ON RESERVE IN Thomas Oatley, Debates in International Political Economy, Chapter 1. • Irwin, Douglas A., “The Employment Rationale for Trade Protection,” in Free trade under fire. Princeton University Press, 2009. ; CONDENSED VERSION ON RESERVE IN Thomas Oatley, Debates in International Political Economy, Chapter 1. Week 3 Trade: Systemic Supply of Openness (1/27) Learning Goals: Analyze the role of the major powers in promoting trade openness; understand how the rise of China as an economic and military power may affect trade openness. • Stephen D. Krasner. 1976. “State Power and the Structure of International Trade.” World Politics Vol. 28 No. 3: 317-347. • Stephen Cohen & Brad De Long. What Happens When Other Countries Have All the Money? Whole Book. Debate: How Robust is the Liberal Order? • Burrows, Mathew J., and Jennifer Harris. “Revisiting the future: Geopolitical effects of the financial crisis.” The Washington Quarterly 32.2 (2009): 27-38. • Ikenberry, G. John. “The liberal international order and its discontents.” Millennium-Journal of International Studies (2010). Week 4 Trade: International Organizations and Openness (2/3) Learning Goals: Identify the role of the GATT/WTO in promoting trade openness; specify the mechanisms through which international organizations such as the GATT/WTO might promote trade liberalization. • G. John Ikenberry. 2008. “The Rise of China and the Future of the West Can the Liberal System Survive?” Foreign Affairs. New York • Judith Goldstein. 1998. “International Institutions and Domestic Politics: GATT, WTO and the Liberalization of International Trade.” in The WTO as an International Organization. Edited by Anne O. Kreuger (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998): 133-52. • Judith Goldstein and Lisa L. Martin. 2000. “Legalization, Trade Liberalization and Domestic Politics: A Cautionary Note.” International Organization. 54 (3): 603-632. Debate: Does Trade Promote Growth? • Dollar, David, and Aart Kraay. “Spreading the wealth.” Foreign Affairs (2002): 120-133. • Rodrik, Dani. “Trading in illusions.” Foreign Policy (2001): 55-62. Week 5 Trade and National Security (2/10) Learning Goals: Understand whether there are legitimate arguments for restraining trade in certain types of goods on national security grounds. Develop a position on whether certain economic sectors, or actors, should be treated differently in global trade and investment on national security grounds; understand the national security implications of open markets. • Joseph Grieco. 1988. “Anarchy and the Limits of Cooperation: A Realist Critique of the New Liberal Institutionalism.” International Organization 42 No. 3: 485-507. • Jonathan Kirshner. 2009. “Sovereign Wealth Funds and National Security: The Dog that will Refuse to Bark.” Geopolitics Vol. 14 No. 2: 305-316. • C. S. Eliot Kang. 1997. “U.S. Politics and Greater Regulation of Inward Foreign Direct Investment.” International Organization Vol. 51 No. 2: 301-33. Debate: How Dangerous Are Sovereign Wealth Funds? • Luft, Gal. “Sovereign Wealth Funds, Oil and the New World Economic Order.” Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Washington 21 (2008). • Truman, Edwin M. “The Rise of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Impacts on U.S. Foreign Policy and Economic Interests.” Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Washington 21 (2008). Part III: Capital Markets Week 6 Historical Orders of Finance (2/17) Learning Goals: This week we begin our shift from focusing on the trade side of international political economy to the money side. Since the 1980s, capital market liberalization and high-intensity capital flows have become the norm, but the modern globalized era has seen two other major financial orders: the Gold Standard of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and the Bretton Woods system of the 1940s-70s. We examine what those systems were, why they failed, and the arguments of those who favor a return to either the gold standard or the Bretton Woods order. • Barry Eichengreen. Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System, 2nd Edition. Chapters I-IV • Eric Helleiner. 2010. “A Bretton Woods Moment?: The 2007-2008 Crisis and the Future of Global Finance.” International Affairs Vol. 86 No. 3: 619-636. Week 7 International Capital Mobility (2/24) Learning Goals: The 1980s and the 1990s saw capital markets liberalized across the developed and the developing world. We are seeking to understand why countries chose to liberalize their capital markets, and what is the likelihood is that this process will be reversed. • John B. Goodman and Louis W. Pauly. 1993. “The Obsolescence of Capital Controls?: Economic Management in an Age of Global Markets.” • Rawi Abdelal. 2007. Capital Rules: The Construction of Global Finance. Chapter 2. • Richard Deeg and Mary A. O’Sullivan. 2009. “Review Article: The Political Economy Of Global Finance Capital.” World Politics Vol. 61, No. 4: 731–63. Debate: Is Capital Mobility a Good Thing? • Jagdish Bhagwati. ” The Capital Myth-The Difference between Trade in Widgets and Dollars.” Foreign Affairs 77 (1998): 7. • Shailendra J. Anjaria. “The Capital Truth-What Works for Commodities Should Work for Cash.” Foreign Affairs 77 (1998): 142. Week 8 Financial Crises in an Era of Financial Openness (3/2) Learning Goals: One consequence of the move from the Bretton Woods system to a world of limited capital controls is a return to an era of international financial crises. We identify the dimensions and politics of modern financial crises. • Charles Kindleberger. Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises, 6th Edition. Chapters 1-2, 4-5, 8-14. Debate: The Role of Regulation in the Financial Crisis • Stiglitz, Joseph E. “The anatomy of a murder: Who killed America’s economy?.” Critical Review 21.2-3 (2009): 329-339. • White, Lawrence Henry. “How did we get into this financial mess?” Cato Institute, 2008. Recommended • Kindleberger. Rest of book. Part IV: Globalization Week 9 The Political Effects of Openness (3/9) Learning Goals: Identify the economic and social effects of increased capital flows on developed and developing countries. Developed Countries • Geoffrey Garrett and Deborah Mitchell. 2001. “Globalization, Government Spending and Taxation in the OECD.” European Journal of Political Research Vol. 39 No. 2: 145–177. • Duane Swank. 2005. “Globalization, Domestic Politics, and Welfare State Retrenchment in Capitalist Democracies.” Social Policy & Society Vol. 4 No. 2: 183-195. Developing Countries • Nita Rudra. 2002. “Globalization and the Decline of the Welfare State in Less-Developed Countries.” International Organization Vol. 56 No. 2: 411-445. • Erik Wibbels and Moises Arce. 2003. “Globalization, Taxation, and Burden-Shifting in Latin America.” International Organization Vol. 57 No. 1: 111-136. Debate: Is The Multinational Corporation Race to the Bottom Myth or Reality? • Drezner, Daniel W. “Bottom feeders.” Foreign policy (2000): 64-70. • Spar, Debora, and David Yoffie. “Multinational enterprises and the prospects for justice.” Journal of International Affairs-Columbia University 52 (1999): 557-582. SPRING BREAK Week 10 The European Union & New Responses to Globalization (3/23) Learning Goals: The European Union is important to international political economy both as a unique major player and a potential model for future transnational integration. We identify the economic and political motivations for European integration, and discuss the issues arising from the current European debt crisis. • Kathleen R. McNamara. 1999. “Consensus and Constraint: Ideas and Capital Mobility in European Monetary Integration.” Journal of Common Market Studies Vol. 37, No. 3: 455–76. • Jeffry A. Frieden. 2002. “Real Sources of European Currency Policy: Sectoral Interests and European Monetary Integration.” International Organization Vol. 56 No. 4: 831-860. • Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni & Daniel Verdier. 2005. “European Integration as a Solution to War.” European Journal of International Relations Vol. 11 No. 1: 99-135. Debate: Solving the Eurozone Crisis • Henry Farrell & John Quiggin. 2011. “How to Save the Euro – and the EU.” Foreign Affairs Vol. 90 No. 3: 96-103. • Martin Feldstein. 2012. “The Failure of the Euro: The Little Currency That Couldn’t. Foreign Affairs. Vol. 91 No. 1: 105-116. • Andrew Moravcsik. 2012. “Europe After the Crisis: How to Sustain a Common Currency.” Foreign Affairs Vol. 91 No. 3: 54-68. Week 11 Foreign Direct Investment & Multinational Corporations (3/30) Learning Goals: Multinational corporations (MNCs) trading and investing across national borders are an important source of foreign direct investment. Develop a view on how we can best characterize the relationship between MNCs and host governments, and understand what the effects of MNC investments on development and growth are. • Shah Tarzi. “Third World Governments and Multinational Corporations: Dynamics of Host’s Bargaining Power.” in Frieden & Lake, International Political Economy • David Fieldhouse. “A New Imperial System”? The Role of the Multinational Corporations Reconsidered.” in Frieden & Lake, International Political Economy • Edward Steinfeld. 2004. “China’s Shallow Integration: Networked Production and the New Challenges for Late Industrialization.” World Development Vol. 32 No. 11: 1971–1987. Debate: Sweatshop Regulation • Krugman, Paul. “In praise of cheap labor.” Slate. March 20 (1997). • Miller, John. “Why economists are wrong about sweatshops and the antisweatshop movement.” Challenge-New York- 46.1 (2003): 93-122.Thomas Oatley, Debates in International Political Economy, Chapter 7. Part V: Externalities Week 12 Migration and Domestic Politics (4/6) Learning Goals: Labor is an input into economic processes, but people are not the same as primary or intermediate goods, or capital. This makes the politics of labor movement (i.e. immigration) more complicated than for other inputs. This week and next week we seek to understand the politics of immigration, and its effects on development. • Jeannette Money. 1997. “No Vacancy: The Political Geography of Immigration Control in Advanced Industrial Countries.” International Organization Vol. 51 No. 4: 685–720. • Leah Haus. 1995. “Openings in the Wall: Transnational Migrants, Labor Unions and U.S. Immigration Policy.” International Organization Vol. 49 No. 2: 285-313. • Ashley S. Timmer and Jeffrey G. Williamson. 1996. “Racism, Xenophobia or Markets?: The Political Economy of Immigration Policy prior to the Thirties.” NBER Working Paper No. 5867. • James Foreman-Peck. 1992. “A Political Economy of International Migration, 1815-1914.” Manchester School of Economics & Social Studies 60 No. 4: 359-76. Debate: Is Immigration a Positive or Negative? • LeGrain, Philippe. “The Case for Immigration,” The International Economy, Summer 2007, 26-29. • Goodhart, David. “Too diverse?.” Prospect magazine 95 (2004): 30-37. Week 13 Climate I: Economics & the Environment (4/13) Learning Goals: Learn what the distributive implications of climate change are; identify the factors that increase/decrease the likelihood of collective action to combat climate change. • Archer and Rahmstorf, The Climate Crisis, Excerpt. • Stephen M. Gardiner (2004), “Ethics and Global Climate Change,” Ethics Vol. 114: 555-600. • Richard H. Steinberg. 1997. “Trade-Environment Negotiations in the EU, NAFTA, and WTO: Regional Trajectories of Rule Development.” The American Journal of International Law Vol. 91, No. 2: 231-267. Week 14 Climate II: The Promise and Peril of International Cooperation (4/20) Learning Goals: use the tools we have learned throughout the course to explain why climate change negotiations are fraught with difficulties, and what the best institutional response might be. Further details to come… • Michael A. Levi. 2009. “Copenhagen’s Inconvenient Truth.” Foreign Affairs Vol. 88 No. 5. • Robert O. Keohane and David G. Victor. 2010. “The Regime Complex for Climate Change.” The Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements: Discussion Paper 10-33. Debate: Should Trade Be Restricted to Reduce Greenhouse Gases? • Frankel, Jeffrey A., and Joseph E. Aldy. “Addressing the Leakage/Competitiveness Issue in Climate Change Policy Proposals [with Comment].” Brookings trade forum. Brookings Institution Press, 2008. Bordoff, Jason E., and Andrew W. Shoyer. “International Trade Law and the Economics of Climate Policy: Evaluating the Legality and Effectiveness of Proposals to Address Competitiveness and Leakage Concerns [with Comment].” Brookings Trade Forum. Brookings Institution Press, 2008.Thomas Oatley, Debates in International Political Economy, Chapter 6.