3_Chap1_Diversity%20_Globalization%20%5bCompatibility%20Mode%5d

3_Chap1_Diversity%20_Globalization%20%5bCompatibility%20Mode%5d

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World Regions; Demographics; Cultures; Geopolitics; Economies
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c Diversity over Space - what geographers call “ areal differentiation ” or, why different world regions differ c Diversity over Time - the past is not a perfect guide to the future (although we should not ignore it!) iversity Amid Globalization paradox?? Diversity Amid Globalization – A paradox?? s Globalization as a process of increasing interconnectedness. Increased homogeneity. s Sometimes Americanization, Westernization or McDonaldizaton of the world. s Sometimes Economic Imperialism. s Diversity as a structure of difference “ between group heterogeneity (within group homogeniety).
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c A policy of forcefully extending a nation's authority by territorial gain or by the establishment of economic and political dominance over other nations. conomic imperialism: c Economic imperialism: the process by which an economy extends its financial control over others. c Missionary endeavors: have been labeled ‘cultural imperialism’.
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Globalization: a process of increasing interconnectedness. Includes economic, political, technological, social, and cultural connections between individuals AND groups and states and …. of people around the world. Consequences of globalization are not predetermined. (and not known) Awareness of the potential good & bad arising from the globalizing process is essential Must consider some of the unintended consequences
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c Globalization is a complex process of integration and disintegration: s Where the geographic entity (the state) has lost the monopoly & exclusivity of its political & economic undertakings. c Traditional boundaries have become an obstacle to the interdependent relationship that has characterized the economy in the last two decades.
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1. the integration into world markets of national economies; 2. the transition from a "high volume economy" into a "high value economy" (a growing number of knowledge intensive products & services); 3. the end of bipolarity & traditional prize-fight between capitalism and socialism; 4. the configuration of new trade blocs.
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1. Even with mass interconnectedness -the world is diverse. 2. Marked differences in… -Economy, Culture, and Politics . ariations in Natural Environment. 3. Variations in Natural Environment. 4. Globalization is pervasive -makes people more determined to maintain their distinctiveness. 5. Globalizations does tend to change cultures – resulting in conflict(s)
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c Spread of Western Culture (consumerism) challenges other cultures c Economic and Political activity have meshed (clashed maybe) c Creating many Environmental Concerns c Changing social Dimensions – Rural /Urban Migration, increased crime, exposure to western social structure
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PRO-GLOBALIZATION 1. Just modern international capitalism 2. Wealth will trickle down ANTI-GLOBALIZATION 1. Not a natural structure and will result in inequities 2. Is devastating to local all market conomies 3. It will
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