4.19 Globalization

4.19 Globalization - Cultures use Western ideas, but make...

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Globalization Yes, Globalization is occurring Spread and power of MNCs Spread of western culture Economic crises are harder to contain Interdependent issues o Environmental degradation o Human rights o Disease o AIDS o Bird flu Movement away from collective/family to individualism Spread of terrorism IOs, intl. treaties becoming more prevalent and influential Spread of communication/technology o Internet, cell phones Increasing migration, urbanization More open borders Increasingly linked transportation networks Movement of $ around the globe is more rapid Increase in global identity No, Globalization is not occurring Backlash against western culture Not new phenomenon Groups of states banning to oppose globalization/westernization Regionalism, not globalization Not all states are integrated into the global market – especially not equally Equality of wealth not globalized
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Unformatted text preview: Cultures use Western ideas, but make them their own State is still primary actor in IR Sovereignty is still essential State power still basis of IGOs States still try to control trade States are still protectionist Structure of national economies still important (states still have safety nets) How does globalization decrease or increase conflict? Decrease IGOs utilize mediation IGOs promote cooperation Interdependency Global identity (sympathy/awareness of interconnectedness) Increase Outsourcing (domestic conflict) Blacklash to globalization (anti-globalization movement) Privatization How does globalization help UD states/hurt UD states? Hurt D states have incentives to continue unequal relationship Help Aid for development Learning curve for UD Rise of NICs Global poverty overall is at an all-time low...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PSC 003 taught by Professor Quinn during the Spring '06 term at GWU.

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