Harriet Jones, Prime Minister (femalequixote) wrote in polly_unlimited,
Harriet Jones, Prime Minister
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Globalisation of course...

What are your thoughts on this essay then? Once again I can't quite seem to tackle it: I've started my plan but it's so difficult to approach.

What has been the impact of globalisation on the UK's political system? 

I guess you start by defining globalisation: increased interconnectivity etc.

And then in what ways could this have impacted on the political system. All I've really got for that is
-increased membership of international organisations which have an effect on the system because they affect:
-economic sovereignty (e.g. the EU)
-the ability of the govt to make autonomous political decisions (all of the orgs, because of need to obey international law etc.)
-practically the workings of govt have had to change as globalisation has increased, e.g. european ministers.

But I know there should be more on the above. (is it a short or long answer?)

And then, I guess maybe we should question taking the concept of globalisation at face value, but I don't quite know how that works.

That's what I've got so far, tell me your thoughts?  

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It's a long answer.
My main argument was about
-the things you said

-shift in power: legislature to executive (esp b/c of EU membership)

-the divisions between foreign and domestic policy breaking down: all policy is international somehow (especially b/c of the EU)

-the world facing intractable problems eg int. terrorism, international drugs trade, AIDS &tc which cannot be dealt with by one state alone

HENCE politics forced to leave behind "us and them" attitute to outside world and embrace a more internationalist view.

The End (of the world for certain Tory MPs...hehe...)

It's a tricky one for sure, let me know if you think of anything else.
oh and climate change as on of the intractable problems.
Very useful article:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/uk_politics/2001/open_politics/foreign_policy/globalisation.stm
merci beaucoup. I like this comm!
It's hoopy!