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Lecture%203%20globalization-1 - Globalizat ion What is it...

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Globalization What is it and what are its effects?
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Globalization Globalization: political, economic and cultural connectedness Generally led by economic interests (trade alliances) but can also incorporate political connectedness Example: European Union
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Transnationalism nation/states vs. international network (transnationalism) Transnationalism – connection of humans across nations and national boundaries Regional networks (EU) Transregional networks (WTO) NGOs and IGOs Social Movements
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The Benefits of Transnationalism and Globalization Increased 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
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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 Indigenous people and ethnic groups demise Environmental Concerns Over-Consumption Over-population Political Instability: Resistance and Rebellion
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Let’s Look at the Politics of Development
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Development The term "development" encompasses the need and the means by which to provide better lives for people in poor countries. It includes not only economic growth, although that is crucial, but also human development-providing for health, nutrition, education, and a clean environment.
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Should Development be promoted?
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