Test 1 Jan 9 - 3 Conflicting perspectives on Globalization o Hyper-Globalists The"end of geography argument We live in a borderless world in which

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3 Conflicting perspectives on Globalization o Hyper-Globalists The “end of geography” argument We live in a borderless world in which the “national” is no longer relevant The largest body of opinion, spanning the entire ideological spectrum. “This hyper-globalist view of the world is a myth. It does not – and is unlikely to – exist.” (p.6) Hyper-Globalists on “the right” The “rising tide” argument “Simply let free markets rule and all will be well” (p.6). Globalization is a “neo-liberal” political-economic project. The world’s problems result from too little globalization Hyper-Globalists on “the left” The rising tide lifts only some boats; others are sunk “Markets, it is argued, inevitably create inequalities” (p.6). Anti-globalization is the political-economic project The world’s problems result from too much globalization o Skeptical Internationalists The “newness” of the current situation has been grossly exaggerated. “The world economy…was actually more open and more integrated in the half century prior to WWI (1870 – 1913)” (p.7). o Dickens’ Take – Grounded Globalization Globalizing forces are at work, but we do not have a fully globalized world. Instead, we have four concurrent processes – localizing, internationalizing, globalizing, and regionalizing. Globalization? o Globalization is a complex syndrome of processes in which actor networks and macro-structures interconnect in extremely intricate and dynamic ways (p.12). o Geography is about LOCAL variability within a GENERAL context. o It is the interaction of the UNIQUE with the GENERAL that produces distinctive economic regions. 1/16/08 What is a corporation? o “It’s a group of individuals working together to serve a variety of objectives, the principal one of which is earning large, sustained, legal returns for the people who own the business.” – Joe Badaracco o According to Chomsky, what were corporations originally? Originally associations of people who were chartered by a state to perform some particular function.
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According to Mary Zepernick, the Civil War and Industrial Revolution created explosive growth in corporations Howard Zinn – the 14 th Amendment was designed to give equal rights to black people. o Zepernick – “between 1890 and 1910, there were 307 cases brought before the Supreme Court under the 14 th Amendment: 288 of these brought by corporations; 19 by African Americans.” According to Milton Friedman, what is an externality ? o “The effect of a transaction between two individuals on a third party who has not consented to or played any role in the carrying out of that transaction.” Our working definition of globalization o P.12 – A complex syndrome of processes, in which actor networks and macro- structures interconnect in extremely intricate and dynamic ways.
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