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SOCI0064 Globalization and Information Society: Myths, Facts and Emerging Patterns Week 1 Dr. L. Cho, PhD E-mail: Lifcho@hku.hk DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
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The Miniature Earth eature=related State of the Village Report. Published on May 29, 1990. Written by Donella Meadows. Sustainability Institute, Donella's Foundation The Miniature Earth porject published in 2001. Stats provided by UN publication, PRB.org, stats change
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Week 1 Objectives Overview of course requirements and expectations Meet your tutor Kent Tutorial sign up
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Why Take This Class? Did You Know; Shift Happens Globalization; Information Age http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbI- Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2006/08/di d-you-know.html
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Shift Happens: Globalization Globalization effects us all Globalization is more than economics Not enough to measure its impact by looking at trade statistics Globalization involves movement of ideas, knowledge, democracy, human rights (Stiglitz 2003)
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Shift Happens: Digital Technology Explosion “Flattening” our world Reaching farther, faster, cheaper Equalizing power Giving people the tools to connect, compete, collaborate (Friedman 2007)
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