Lecture 3_Competing theories of globalization

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Lecture 3 Competing theories of  globalization
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Lecture outline  Scholte’s theory of globality: what is  globalization? What is  not  globalization?  Hirst and Thompson’s skeptic view of  globalization. Is there anything new about  globalization? And if so, does it mean that  what we experience today is  unprecedented?   Tomlinson: the cultural dimensions of  globalization. Are the cultural aspects of  globalization merely consequences of  economic globalization?
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Jan Scholte and the rise of “globality”  What’s in a word? Can a definition have  political consequences? Globalization refers to a shift in the nature  of social space.    The spread of transplanetary – and more  particularly in recent times also  supraterritorial – connections between  people (Scholte, 61)
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Supraterritoriality in our world
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Globality as a contemporary condition  The idea of 
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