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Unformatted text preview: David Held: Introduction of “Global Transformations”- Globalization is in danger of becoming the cliché of our time o Big idea that has come to encompass everything o May be thought of as widening, deepening, and speeding up of worldwide interconnectedness of contemporary social life o People are increasingly subject to disciplines of the global marketplace- Hyperglobalist thesis o Globalization defines a new epoch of human history in which traditional nation state have become unnatural business units in global economy Denationalization of economies Generating new pattern of winners and losers- Sceptical thesis o Contemporary levels of economic interdependence are by no means historically unprecedented Argue that globalization is a myth • Fall short of perfectly integrated global market Significant regionalization taking place • Erosion of north-south inequalities- Transformationalist thesis o At the dawn a new millennium, it is globalization that is at the center of a driving force behind the rapid social, political, and economic changes Powerful transformative force...
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