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Globalization-Lecture1 - GLOBALIZATION Anna Szyniszewska...

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GLOBALIZATION Anna Szyniszewska Geography for a changing world University of Florida FALL 2011
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How did the world change in the last 30 years? What do you understand as globalization? The most significant change it brought to your life? What are the aspects of globalization? What are the global actors of globalization? Is globalization good or bad?
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What is Globalization?
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Globalization as a phenomena A phenomenon may be considered to encompass globalization if it represents the removal of a barrier to interconnectedness , or an increase in the degree of interconnectedness between places.
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Globalization as a process “A set of processes that are widening, deepening, and accelerating the interconnectedness among societies (Kegley & Raymond) “…processes whereby social relations acquire relatively distanceless or borderless qualities, so that human lives are increasingly played out in the world as a single place.” (Jan Aart Scholte) Globalization is the growing and accelerated interconnectivity of the world in an economic, political, environmental, social and cultural sense. A process that seeks to eliminate political and geographical distances between peoples
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Principles of Globalization Economic System Transportation, infrastructure Exchange of goods Political System Laws, organizations Social System Education, Health, Demographics Cultural System Traditions, social rules Ecologic System: Resources, Environmental services INTERCONNECTEDNESS The world has internal connections between its parts or elements Globalization as the way in which the world is knitted together
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Principles of globalization INTERDEPENDENCE “developments in one part of the world have important consequences for the life chances of individuals and areas in other parts of the globe” (Gibbs, 2000).
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