Final Project Research Proposal
For my final project, I propose conducting further research on economic inequality and hegemonic influence. For my Chapter One blog post I briefly discussed the roles of Japan and developing countries, however I propose further in-depth research on a wider scale (countries, impacts, etc.) without relation to the novel.
Beginning with the sources included in my Works Cited page I anticipate to begin answering questions and confirming/refuting my hypothesis. These sources also contain bibliographies I can use to get closer to my specific topic.
How do superpowers or developed nations impact developing countries on micro and macro economic scales? Potential factors to discuss include: imports/exports (recyclables, goods, trade agreements etc.), employment rates and types of occupations (with explanations of trends/correlations), and overall influence (customs, ideals, and trends). What are the essential functions of the modern economy and how do they shape foreign policy?
I hope to find concrete results of studies that explain how developed nations have such a profound impact on third-world countries (and visa-versa). I hypothesize superpowers influence culture of other countries through mass media in ways that are not necessarily directly beneficial or in the developing countries’ best interests. I hypothesize the economies of every country play an important role in ensuring the global wealth of our nations (i.e. without a particular country, the world economy could suffer).
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Hardin, Garrett, and John Baden. Managing the Commons. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman, 1977. Print.
Helpman, Elhanan. “Understanding Global Trade.” Harvard University Press. Web. 15
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the Wealth of Nations. New York: The Modern library, 1937. Print.