Study Questions: Chapter 13

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1. According to Harvard economist Jeffrey Sachs, how have trade links between the world’s population increased between 1980 and the turn of the century?

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2. What are the implications of the movement of people between countries?

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3. What is the definition of globalization offered in the text?

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4. Outline the critique of capitalism made by Karl Marx.

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5. What is the argument made by Barry Lynn regarding the vulnerability of the economies of developed countries as a result of globalization? Is there evidence to support his view?

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6. In what ways is the Canada–US economic relationship asymmetrical?

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7. What are Allan Gotlieb’s two recommendations to Canada for overcoming its disadvantaged position in its trade relations with the United States?

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8. What is the definition of “multilateralism” given in the textbook?

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9. How far and in what circumstances can Canada’s foreign policy depart from that of the United States?

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10. What is meant by the term “soft power,” as defined by Joseph Nye?

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