Monday, October 26, 2009

Chapter 5

What I gathered from this article is that as long as the United States continues to set the agenda and manages policy, it will continue to be the international leader and the largest influence on the global agenda policy. Five premises were provided to back up the claim. However, I found the argument that China offers competition to the U.S.'s international position. I find this point very interesting because China's domestic market is definitely "sizzling," and its economy has definitely kept many afloat, particularly the U.S.

Throughout the chapter, the emphasis is on the U.S. and its dominance in the international market. According to the authors, other countries may have a certain level of dominance (i.e. EU oversizes the U.S. ICT market and the lag of the U.S. with broadband). Overall, I will be all hears in class tomorrow in order to tie all of this together in my head because all I gathered was that the U.S. will continue to be the global influence as long as it continues to control policy-making. However, the U.S. still has strides to make with broadband and something as commonplace as the cellular phone market.

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