09 - Thomas Freidman Review of hyperglobalists,...

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Thomas Freidman Review of hyperglobalists, traditionalists/skeptics, transformationalist, normative approach - Most important for this course is transformationalist o Moving beyond theoretical o David Held fits into the category Globalization according to Held - Linking of human activity across regions and continents o Ties that are not limited by territorial continuity, supersedes geography - Extensity/stretching - Intensity of connections - Velocity of flows o What happened historically that really changed speed? - Impact/spanning o By looking at the other three factors, we can reach this one o Spatial/temporal processes o Organizational processes Ideal types of globalization - Thick - Diffused - Expansive - Thin 1870-1914 - Period of large technological change o Travel across oceans became affordable with steam ships Price of freight declined roughly 70% in a decade Suez canal also opened allowing for easier travel o Intercontinental railroad was opened o Worldwide telegraph linkages
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