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I'm sure that you can run some Critical IR/Imperialism/Nationalism stuff, but are there any special critiques/links to generic critiques out there?

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The possibility of Ks of diplomacy/treaties etc.

 

• Latin American specific impact modules in terms of capitalism.

• Latin American Identity Ks (not sure what they would be King exactly)

• Development Discourse http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arturo_Escobar_(anthropologist)

• Other anthropology theory based Ks. (they like to study culture and talk ill of Western policy & culture).

 

There is another thread where this has been covered I believe.

 

Here I point to a number of K type arguments as well:

http://www.cross-x.com/topic/54474-topical-literature-latin-america/?hl=%2Bcritical+%2Band+%2Blatin+%2Bamerica&do=findComment&comment=866847

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Lots of Nativism/GBTL/Indigenous People kritiks

Latinidad

Neolib/Cap

Borders

Kritiks of state labeled identity (Deleuze, Immigration Scholars, etc.)

Exceptionalism kritiks

Kritiks of third world discourse

Kritiks of failed states discourse

 

Those are a few off the top of my head

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Spanos/Humanism

The Gift K 

 

In terms of failed states discourse I might think of it in terms of a metaphor (ie the larger issue of pointing to crisises in the developing world).

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Given the "economic engagement", "towards" rather than "with", gift k may apply to a lot of cases.

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Given the "economic engagement", "towards" rather than "with", gift k may apply to a lot of cases.

 

 

I think the genericness of the links & alternative for the Gift Critique make it fairly vulnerable.

 

I shouldn't say genericness as much as the lack of diversity.  I don't think I've ever seen a Gift K file longer than 40 pages and its always the same Arrigilo & Williams article thats at its core.

 

Its a decent novice/JV K.  It  also is sometimes decent versus critical affirmatives.  

 

I may be wrong...

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I think the genericness of the links & alternative for the Gift Critique make it fairly vulnerable.

 

I shouldn't say genericness as much as the lack of diversity.  I don't think I've ever seen a Gift K file longer than 40 pages and its always the same Arrigilo & Williams article thats at its core.

 

Its a decent novice/JV K.  It  also is sometimes decent versus critical affirmatives.  

 

I may be wrong...

I was agreeing with you..

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I was agreeing with you..

 

I didn't mean to be critical.....I just wanted to add a word of caution (strategic insights).

 

So I apologize if it could be interpreted as such.

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I think people really underestimate the neolib k for this topic. Most of the unsavory parts of our engagement with Latin America post World War II has been driven by neoliberal economics. Pinochet's restructuring of Chile's economy, for example, was based pretty much solely on the Chicago School of economics. While Chile is the most notable example with the deepest scholarship, we had ecomomic motivations in backing most of the dictators we did in Latin America from the 50s on. I think people who run imperialism bad arguments are going to find that for this topic, they're closely tied to neoliberalism. Combining these elements would probably make for a pretty strong K, because you'll have tons of real-life examples.

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I think people really underestimate the neolib k for this topic. Most of the unsavory parts of our engagement with Latin America post World War II has been driven by neoliberal economics. Pinochet's restructuring of Chile's economy, for example, was based pretty much solely on the Chicago School of economics. While Chile is the most notable example with the deepest scholarship, we had ecomomic motivations in backing most of the dictators we did in Latin America from the 50s on. I think people who run imperialism bad arguments are going to find that for this topic, they're closely tied to neoliberalism. Combining these elements would probably make for a pretty strong K, because you'll have tons of real-life examples.

 

Agreed.  I think those who understand the arguments on both sides will be well served.

 

I think some people are going to run from this debate....and they will regret it by 6 weeks or seasons end.  You can't escape it any more than you can escape hege and economy debates on the Transportation topic (even if in the guise of a counterplan or kritic or case turn debate).

 

The best analogy beyond the Transportation topic I can think of is realism.  In order to have securtiziation & CIRT debates intelligently & strategically.....you need to understand the ins & outs of realism.

I think the neo-lib will be a way to access offense versus alternatives for some seemingly random Ks.

 

I'm curious, though, how neolib debates will work out in Cuba debates.  Current policy is grounded in neo-liberalism & lifting the embargo & the process of engagement (diplomacy) will probably be neo-liberalism......as well as the impact scenarios (aka free trade & hegemony)--aka the rhetoric/discourse/advocacy of the affirmatives.  Critical affs here will be in an interesting place.....

 

What do they advocate?  What do they have to advocate for fairness & debatability?  Which side stands more against neo-liberalism?  Who accesses performative resistance more?

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I'd have to agree with Mac on this. I think you can focus on how American companies created hyper inflation and destroyed Latin American economies for the last half century. As an aff, unless you're reading some weird K aff that deconstructs neolib somehow I think that you're on the wrong side of the link everytime. While the borders K might be a little more fun since it doesn't link to every topic, neoliberalism is certainly my first choice when I glance at this topic wording.

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Cap K probably won't make a return to be honest.

That would be sad, but I don't think that is true in all cases.  For a lifting the cuban embargo aff, the link to cap would be obvious: trade and commerce.  Same for venezuelan oil.  Really for a topic that is "economic engagement," I don't see how cap can't make some form of comeback.

 

Now a cap K aff, that would be fun.  Reject capitalism and join Cuba and Veneuzuela in socialism.

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Nietzsche will be present, as always, especially for any aff that is based on foreign aid.

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Nietzsche will be present, as always, especially for any aff that is based on foreign aid.

I think a stronger link would be sort of a herd mentality thing.  Economic relations just tie us into a group, the kritik would probably reject that sort of mindset.  Also, it would make a permutation pretty hard for the aff.  Even "Perm do the alt in all other instances" wouldn't solve, there are tons of Nietzsche's aphorisms that discuss the problems with hanging onto a herd mindset even in small instances.  I'm a little tired right now, so sorry for the complete lack of analysis; but even if this criticism isn't popular I can see it having a ton of potential. 

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I think a stronger link would be sort of a herd mentality thing.  Economic relations just tie us into a group, the kritik would probably reject that sort of mindset.  Also, it would make a permutation pretty hard for the aff.  Even "Perm do the alt in all other instances" wouldn't solve, there are tons of Nietzsche's aphorisms that discuss the problems with hanging onto a herd mindset even in small instances.  I'm a little tired right now, so sorry for the complete lack of analysis; but even if this criticism isn't popular I can see it having a ton of potential. 

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."-Nietzsche

 

 

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I think it's possible that Schmitt could be big on free trade based affs. Basically what I'm thinking is

A: Link - free trade economics are a process of diminishing borders and converting the other to sameness

B: Impact - we don't respect the other enough to hate them, this is bad and stuff (Rasch)

C: Alt - reject and embrace enmity

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I think it's possible that Schmitt could be big on free trade based affs. Basically what I'm thinking is 

A: Link - free trade economics are a process of diminishing borders and converting the other to sameness 

B: Impact - we don't respect the other enough to hate them, this is bad and stuff (Rasch)

C: Alt - reject and embrace enmity

 

Agreed.  I'm curious about the way in which teams argue for increased pressure (economic coersion) as a means to achieve economic free trade.

 

If they read comparative evidence.....or you can get them to read it or make the argument you are probably good.

 

The other answer to this might be that economic relations in the international sphere are realist in nature.  Therefore, they always develop from a sense of power & enmity.  Basically they could read links from other more left leaning Ks....as link turns to this argument. 

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I think it's possible that Schmitt could be big on free trade based affs. Basically what I'm thinking is

A: Link - free trade economics are a process of diminishing borders and converting the other to sameness

B: Impact - we don't respect the other enough to hate them, this is bad and stuff (Rasch)

C: Alt - reject and embrace enmity

Then the 2AC gets out their 1NC imperialism links that say free trade is evil to these countries, and straight turns the emnity argument. 

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I think the old Imperialism K is going to come in handy this up and coming year, it just needs up to date links on trade and culture stuff

 

 

Then the 2AC gets out their 1NC imperialism links that say free trade is evil to these countries, and straight turns the emnity argument. 

 

Made my day

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Does anyone have links for the countries in the Gift K? I've started to cut some, but I was wondering if there was anyone else who already had. 

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Give back the land is something I'm gonna work with.

You can argue this in relation to the imperialism of both North and South America, which makes it much more interesting this year.

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Gift K, for any affs providing assistance to Latin America

Enlightenment K, for any affs attempting to trade science with or otherwise 'enlighten' Latin America.

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