Lobalization and the Decline of the State

2 Questions, 3 pages each. *Number the questions on your paper and write a topic/thesis sentence that indicates the question you are answering. You do not need to rewrite the question as long as the numbers correspond*. Assignment should use 12 pt. font and double-space. Insert page numbers. In-text citations to the readings should be included (the textbook and the journal articles as applicable). A reference list should be included at the end of your document
1. Is free trade a negative or a positive force for developing states? Why?
2. How does Iran differ with respect to the structure of its nondemocratic regime in comparison to contemporary China and Mexico during their periods of authoritarian rule? What about Iran makes it more or less likely to transition to a democracy than these cases?

The Final Assignment assesses your mastery of course objectives seven and eight:
CO7: Differentiate among the competing forces of globalization.
CO8: Deconstruct the underlying causes of revolutions.