Lecture 3 (1-29-08)

Lecture 3 (1-29-08) - 29 January 2008 Globalization leading...

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29 January 2008 Globalization leading to o End of geography The global economy makes nation-states irrelevant o Death of Distance o A Space of Flows instead of Places Four Perspectives on Globalization o Positive/Optimistic Hyper-Globalists See globalization as inevitable process that can’t be stopped, so people should adapt Global shift economically, culturally, politically Demise of nation-state The end of geography….Yes, and nothing we can do but revel, despair, adapt, compete, invent…. Globalization brings democracy, human rights, opportunity, and development to the entire world Over time will improve the situation of people worldwide because it won’t matter where you are born Power is dispersed Ex: Thomas Friedman (author that says there is a flat world w o Pessimistic Hyper-Globalists Globalization creates inequality, poverty, despair, and violent conflict Globalization leads to the end of democracy Concentrates power (TNCs)
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