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Challenge of Globalization : Growth and Inequality (PS139) Eunyoung Ha Winter 2008 TR 3:00-4:50 pm Humanst 169
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Announcement z The reader will be ready by Friday after 2pm at the Ackerman Union textbook store. It will be $49.00/students. z E-mail address z PTE numbers
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Lecture 1 (Jan 10) What is globalization? z The definition of globalization z The possible effects of globalization 1. Economic globalization 2. Political globalization 3. Societal globalization z The nature of globalization
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The definition of globalization z Globalism is a state of the world involving networks of interdependence at muticontinental distances. The linkages occur through flows and influences of capital and goods, information and ideas, and people and forces, as well as environmentally and biologically relevant substances. Globalization and deglobalization refer to the increase or decline of globalism. z Two characteristics of globalization 1. Globalism refers to networks of connections (multiple relationships), not to single linkages. 2. Global network must include multicontinental distances, not simply regional networks.
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Is globalization new? z Globalization is not unique in human history. -> Globalization rose between 1850 and 1914 and fell between 1914 and 1945. z What’s the difference? -> The magnitude, complexity, and speed distinguish current globalization from earlier period.
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The difference between interdependence and globalization 1. Interdependence: “thin” -> The connections were not intensive in their volume or personal impact. 2.
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