Wk 7 The Challenge of Globalization

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Globalization and the Challenge of Governance Jonathan Zeitlin PA 850 Week 7
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2 A. What Is Globalization? A highly contested concept Interdependence/internationalization vs. globalization/denationalization Growing mutual sensitivity/vulnerability of national units as a result of intensified cross- border interactions vs. merging or erosion of boundaries between national units Full denationalization would mean that transactions within national borders are no denser than transactions across them
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3 Globalization as a multi-dimensional concept Economic Technological Cultural Military Political Material, spatial-temporal, and cognitive dimensions of globalization
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4 End state or process? Globalization as an end state Globalism: one integrated global society A fully globalized economy The end of geography A flat world Globalization as a process A globalizing economy Movement towards a destination or end state Societal denationalization/post-national constellation Movement away from an existing state of affairs – the national constellation postwar golden age of the nation-state
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5 Reality, myth, or project Globalization as reality A factual account of actual trends in the world Globalization as myth or project An exaggerated account of existing trends An ideological construction used to legitimate the rolling back of state responsibilities in the face of international market forces A project to create an integrated world economy through the reduction of barriers to and the establishment of rules for transnational exchange
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6 B. What Is Really Happening? Skeptics vs. globalists Economy Inequality Culture Power (role of the nation-state) Order (governance)
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1. Economic globalization How new? The belle epoque precedent How extensive? Levels of economic integration Relative to the past Relative to an ideal-typical model How encompassing? Who is included and who is excluded?
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