Globalization

Globalization - Health HIV/AIDS, SARS, antibiotic resistant...

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Globalization: The Contemporary Context Globalization – Increasing interconnectedness through common processes of economic, environmental, political, and cultural change; shared culture and economy across the globe. Transnational Corporation – a firm with activities that cross national-state boundaries. Supranational Organizations – multiple states working collectively toward political and economic objectives; diminishes stated sovereignty. Neoliberalism – philosophy focused on reducing the role of government in economic activities; privatization of formerly publicly owned entities (roads, utilities). 3 Views on Globalization: Hyperglobalist – more people and more global connections mean more prosperity. Skeptical – globalization is nothing new and doesn't solve any current problems. Transformationalist – globalization is new, contradictory, and challenging; it will create unpredictable change in both positive and negative ways. Key Issues: Environment – pollution, ozone depletion, global warming
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Unformatted text preview: Health HIV/AIDS, SARS, antibiotic resistant TB Security terrorism, civil war, regional instability Tensions The more universal material culture becomes, the more valuable ethnic and regional identities become. The faster we go to cyberspace, the more we yearn for space/places we can call our own. The more transnational corporations dominate economic and social life, the more sensitive people become to local variations. Jihad vs. McWorld Jihad tribalism; cultural values associated with religious fundamentalism, traditional tribal allegiances, opposition to western materialism. McWorld globalism; pop-culture and shallow materialism of western culture. Sense of Place Lifeworld taken for granted patterns and contexts for everyday living. Intersubjectivity the process of building shared meanings that are derived from life experience in a place....
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