Thinking about Globalization

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Unformatted text preview: Thinking about Globalization Outline: Three Questions How should we define/view globalization? Is the world flat? What was happening while you were sleeping? Globalization Defined the increasing interconnectedness of different parts of the world through common processes of economic, environmental, political and cultural change. the increased international mobility of goods, people, contracts (including financial claims) and thoughts (facts, ideas, and beliefs). How should we view globalization? THE HYPERGLOBALIST VIEW: the nation state is seen to be losing its role to a world (denationalization) Increasing globalization of the economy is inevitable Globalization is beneficial (eventually all parts of the world will reap its advantages trickle down concept) A borderless world based on principles of neoliberalism The SKEPTICAL VIEW Views the concept of globalization as an ideological construct which simply gives neo-liberalist policies greater spatial dominance. greater spatial dominance....
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2008 for the course GEOG 1004 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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