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A surprising map of the countries that are most and least welcoming to foreigners

A surprising map of the countries that are most and least welcoming to foreigners | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Blue countries are more welcoming, red countries less. Where does yours rank?
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Britain’s continental drift away from the European Union

Britain’s continental drift away from the European Union | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
LONDON –Like so many others in this fiercely independent island nation, Steve Baker, a dashing English engineer, is fed up with the long hand of the European Union in British life.
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Haass: To the victors go the foils – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

Haass: To the victors go the foils – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Richard N. Haass, formerly Director of Policy Planning in the U.S.

 

A surprising number of elections and political transitions is scheduled to occur over the coming months. An incomplete list includes Russia, China, France, the United States, Egypt, Mexico, and South Korea.

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Lord Heseltine: UK will join Euro

Lord Heseltine: UK will join Euro | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Former Conservative deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine tells the BBC the UK will join the euro "if it survives".
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Shanghai: 1990 vs. 2010

Shanghai: 1990 vs. 2010 | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it

Globalization has hit...hard and fast. 


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Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, December 14, 2015 4:19 PM

Shanghai China, a global transportatio hub has grown tremendously into a megaity within 20 years. This is due to the high imports and the location on the river. This created a high import rate and a low wage rate. Because of this they were able to build this city into a megacity.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 14, 2015 8:22 PM
Wow! All I can say is Wow! Shanghai overall in every way is highly indistinguishable from what it was in 1990. On the far side it is minimally developed and on the close side it has what looks to be a fairly modern city for the 90s. Take a jump twenty years and it is as if it was built the way it looks currently Even the side closest that was developed in the 90s, looks like it was scrapped and rebuilt to be even more modern, a mega city. Because of its strategic location and has a river for transportation, it is a transportation hub, which is why it has the money to do what it does.
Alex Vielman's curator insight, December 15, 2015 12:46 AM

These two images are perhaps a goo example of how globalization has developed over Shanghai in just 20 years. The images show how once greener and more spacious the region looked before in 1990, and the other image shows how technology has developed and become an important priority to the people. There are huge tall buildings located in the area and the other natural source seen is the body of water surrounding some of the tallest buildings in the area. There is no longer any trees which is also a sign of how un-important or how simple to was for the Shanghai to knock them down to simply make more buildings. The concept shows how business has developed in the region but also shows the potentially jobs located here as well. Overall, this part of Shanghai is very economically stable but it is also important to see outside of the heart of the buildings. 

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Russia formally grabs WTO seat

Russia formally grabs WTO seat | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
In hopes of spurring economic growth, Russia joins the World Trade Organisation after a near two-decade wait.
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Mexico's 'maquiladora' labor system keeps workers in poverty

Mexico's 'maquiladora' labor system keeps workers in poverty | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it

"Some four decades after welcoming foreign assembly plants and factories, known as maquiladoras, Mexico has seen only a trickle of its industrial and factory workers join the ranks of those who even slightly resemble a middle class." 

 

Despite making such consumer goods like BlackBerry smartphones, plasma TVs, appliances and cars that most people in the US, for instance, consider necessities, Mexican workers in these factories seldom get to enjoy these items because, as this article argues, the labor system keeps them in poverty.  Foreign investment in these businesses keep unions out and attracts workers from poorer areas, allowing low-cost labor to prevail.  Less than $8 a day is the going wage - great for the bottom line and consumer prices but very bleak for those who toil in this system.


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Olga Varlamov's curator insight, November 23, 2013 8:26 PM

This article talks about how the maquiladora labor system dosen't provide enough money for it's workers. Many in Mexico are living in poverty and can't afford much more than dinner because of their low wages.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 4, 2014 12:47 PM

The labor system keeps workers in Poverty. This is the argument that is transitioned by stating the fact that many factory workers are and will always remian in poverty if they have no oppurtunity to move up in the food chain and become educated in order to get themselves out of poverty. They need different skills in order to aquire a better job to create a better life.  

Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, February 11, 2015 11:33 PM

Its a very sad situation reading this. Seeing people go through all this to just survive. Kids don't even get any education and follow their parents footsteps to work at a plant just to be able to pay for bills. 8 dollars a day, and you wonder why they try to run to united states. Its very unfortunate that a lot of people go through this and i hope it changes soon, because to see that this is going on makes me thankful for what i have around me. Foreign investors are not great as they set out to be take advantage of the poor and get rich out of it, i think its pretty ridiculous.

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Is Africa the next Asia?

Is Africa the next Asia? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Richard Aidoo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Geography, Coastal Carolina University.
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US choice is new World Bank chief

US choice is new World Bank chief | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
American health expert Jim Yong Kim is chosen to take over as the new president of the World Bank, after a challenge from Nigeria's finance minister.
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China factory report blames Apple

China factory report blames Apple | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
An independent probe finds "significant issues" over working hours, pay and safety on Apple production lines in China, but says improvements will be made.
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