Globalization

Globalization - INR 11-30-07 Globalization Globalization:...

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INR 11-30-07 Globalization Globalization: What is it? Nye: “Worldwide networks of interdependence” Increasing connectedness or interdependence Goods, money, people, technology, and ideas moving across national borders at an accelerating pace Cascading cross-border activities Reduction of barriers to all forms of interaction Vanishing borders. The end of the nation-state Presumed erosion of the power of national governments A new “global” era? Yes? No? why? There were high levels of interdependence at the beginning of the 20 th century. What’s different today? In 1900 European imperialism provided the political structure Communication and transport was possible, but expensive John Maynard Keynes in 1914 wrote: “The inhabitant of London could order by telephone…” Globalization today: “Thicker and quicker; farther and faster; cheaper and deeper” (Thomas Friedman) Current global population? 6 billion people
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Globalization - INR 11-30-07 Globalization Globalization:...

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