CPW 4U1 Canadian And World Politics What is this going to be like? • Reading and then more reading • Seminars • Presentations • Essays • Midterm • Lectures This course is structured for students interested in pursuing a university education. The class features many characteristics of an introductory University level Political Science course: weekly readings, lectures, seminars, tutorials, debates, mid-term and final examinations, and a reading week. This method of program delivery is an attempt to facilitate the transition from secondary education to post- secondary education. Philosophers’ Fridays http://cdhshistory.com/doc/TheReturnofAncientTimes.doc The Great Debates: • Is American health care better than Canadian health care? • Should collective rights take precedent over individual rights? • Are “dirty hands” necessary in politics? • Should religious beliefs be excluded from the consideration of public policy? • Can native sovereignty coexist with Canadian sovereignty? • Is school choice beneficial? Political Hot Spots 2008: Top 20 Failed • Somalia States • Sudan • Zimbabwe Indicators of instability: • Chad demographic pressures, human flight, refugees and • Iraq displaced persons, group • Democratic Republic of Congo grievances, uneven • Afghanistan development, economy, delegitimization of state, public • Cote d’Ivoire services, human rights, • Pakistan security apparatus, factionalized elites, and • Central African Republic external intervention. • Guinea • Bangladesh • Myanmar • Haiti • North Korea • Uganda Essays First Essay: Second Essay: • Due Friday, March 13 • Due Friday, May 29 • 1. Outline and contrast some of the basic • Economic Freedom and Global elements of the Realist approach and Prosperity contrast them with the Idealist approach to world politics. What are the basic An increasingly large body of research assumptions and elements of each view? demonstrates a positive relationship What are some of the main differences between economic freedom and prosperity. between the two theories? Who are some of What are the determining factors in this the major proponents of realism and of idealism? What are some of the other relationship? Is economic freedom the most important theoretical approaches to effective way to pull a nation out of extreme international relations, and in what way are poverty? they similar or different from realism and idealism? • Choose one or more of the five component OR areas of the Fraser Institute’s Economic • 2. Outline and contrast some of the basic Freedom of the World report as a case elements of the Theory of Hegemonic study, and examine the reasons why reform Stability. What are the basic elements of to a nation’s institutions may lead to greater Hegemonic Stability? What different economic growth. Use existing research, systems or methods does a hegemon have to provide stability? What are some economic analysis, and specific examples to historical examples? Who is the current support your argument. global hegemon and how has their hegemonic standing changed since the end of the Cold War? How has stability been insured or threatened through current hegemonic foreign and domestic policy? What is currently providing the greatest threat to hegemonic stability? Midterm Exam Format: Terms Political Cartoons Short Essay Date: Thursday, April 9 Final Exam • Tuesday, June 16: Short Answer • Wednesday, June 17: Essay • Tuesday, June 23: Monster Seminar What is different about this course? • It should help you to understand the value of the $15,000 you are about to spend. Stay on top of the course: cdhshistory.com CPW 4U1 Canadian and International Politics •Course Overview http://cdhshistory.com/doc/courseoverview.wpd Scavenger Hunt Homework • Name the two politicians pictured on the CPW website. • Print the reading and questions that are due on Friday. • What is the only photograph in the CPW gallery? • What is happening on February 19th in Ottawa? • What is the prof’s name on the sample front page of an MLA- formatted paper? • Who had the highest mark in this course last year? • Name two students from this class who participated in the Begbie competition last year? • What happened on June 10, 1957 in Canadian history? • What is Mrs. Paul-Girdwood’s e-mail address as posted on the website? • Name one theme listed for the exam review.