Chap 9 Flashcards - institutions to those characteristic of...

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1 Flashcards for Sociology 100 Chapter 9 Global Inequality Borderlands The area of common culture along the border between Mexico and the United States. Colonialism The maintenance of political, social, economic, and cultural dominance over a people by a foreign power for an extended period.
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2 Dependency theory An approach that contends that industrialized nations continue to exploit developing countries for their own gain. Globalization The worldwide integration of government policies, cultures, social movements, and financial markets through trade and the exchange of ideas. Gross national product (GNP) The value of a nation’s goods and services.
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3 Human rights Universal moral rights possessed by all people because they are human. Modernization The far reaching process by which peripheral nations move from traditional or less developed
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Unformatted text preview: institutions to those characteristic of more developed societies. Modernization theory A functionalist approach that proposes that modernization and development will gradually improve the lives of people in developing nations. 4 Multinational corporation A commercial organization that is headquartered in one country but does business throughout the world. Neocolonialism Continuing dependence of former colonies on foreign countries. Remittances The monies that immigrants return to their families of origin. Also called migradollars . 5 World systems analysis A view of the global economic system as one divided between certain industrialized nations that control wealth and developing countries that are controlled and exploited....
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