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Lecture%203%20globalization-1 - Globalization What is it...

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Unformatted text preview: Globalization What is it and what are its effects? Globalization • Globalization: political, economic and cultural connectedness – Generally led by economic interests (trade alliances) but can also incorporate political connectedness – Example: European Union Transnationalism • nation/states vs. international network (transnationalism) • Transnationalism – connection of humans across nations and national boundaries – Regional networks (EU) – Transregional networks (WTO) – NGOs and I GOs – Social Movements The Benefits of Transnationalism and Globalization • I ncreased Development • Shared culture reduces the probability of conflict • Transnationalism (globalization) will improve the standard of living, thereby, reducing alienation and the need for negative transnational movements – Sharing of Natural Resources – Reduction in barriers will reduce overall costs and hardships Negative Effects of transnationalism and Globalization? – Development Disparity (North v. South) – Will lead to cultural erosion (the lowest- common-denominator in mass culture) – Spread of disease – I ndigenous people and ethnic groups demise – Environmental Concerns – Over-Consumption – Over-population – Political I nstability: Resistance and Rebellion Let’s Look at the Politics of Development Development • The term "development" encompasses the need and the means by which to provide better lives for people in poor countries. I t includes not only economic growth, although that is crucial, but also human development-providing for health, nutrition, education, and a clean environment. Should Development be promoted?...
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Lecture%203%20globalization-1 - Globalization What is it...

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