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Unformatted text preview: Giddens Responses to His Lecture on Globalization: Question 1:- Not Monolithic force force that produces as many cultural differences- Strong reactions in local arenas produces cultural diversities Question 2:- Differences between earlier civilizations and current world are fundamental: o Above all, villages were rather local in character all villages revolved around the same idea of living and hierarchy for example. Village life remains the same from place to place o Traditional civilizations are all regional, out of contact with one another- We are fundamentally different than previous cultures- American culture is the dominant culture, but ability of US to dominate world society has decreased over the years Question 3:- Transnational corporations are among one group of actors in globalization: o Dont quite have the power that people imagine- Emergence of everyday civil society provides a certain amount of restraint on these corporations Question 4:- Dont suppose anyone can run a national economy without some forms of regulation, by government and other organizations- Need more effective forms of global economic governments o Current institutions are not up to the challenge now o Need to restructure the architecture of the global economy: Need to stabilize global council regime Investment goes where needed (less developed countries) Tackle global poverty o Cannot be done in existing framework of institutions...
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2010 for the course MOS 1020 taught by Professor Leduc during the Winter '09 term at UWO.
- Winter '09