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SOC ANAL OF SOCIAL  PROBLEMS 11/15/2010 Instructor: Yeh, Hsinyi
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ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY Do you worry about the quality of environment? What do you do to protect the environment?                    
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GLOBALIZATION AND THE  ENVIRONMENT (1) Permeability of international  borders -We cannot stop the spread of polluted elements (example: toxic chemicals) through natural forces  by national borders -We are in a highly globalized world -The growth of international trade and tourism  brings negative effect to environments bioinvasion ” as an example
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GLOBALIZATION AND THE  ENVIRONMENT (2) Cultural and Social Integration -It’s about the role of mass media in the global  environmental issues 1. The negative side The spread of the same media images around the  world encouraging  overconsumption   worldwide sharpening the problems associated with it
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GLOBALIZATION AND THE  ENVIRONMENT (3) Cultural and Social Integration 2. The positive side A. The proliferation of the Internet and other forms  of mass communication helps to integrate the  environmental groups locally and globally B. It’s easier to mobilize other people to participate in  the environmental protection through mass  communication C. Educating public the concepts of environmentalism
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THE COSTS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH Zoom out to the global context The pollution in China Who should be blamed for the environmental  problems in China?
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GLOBALIZATION AND THE  ENVIRONMENT (4) The growth of transnational corporations  and free trade agreements -Transnational corporations pursue profits by  establishing factories in developing countries -Labor and environmental laws are lax in  developing countries Short term profits   Long term costs
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GLOBALIZATION AND THE  ENVIRONMENT (5) The growth of transnational corporations  and free trade agreements -Free trade agreements create a “friendly” global  context for transnational corporations a. Commercialism, corporate rights and “free” trade  are valued b. Weakening the ability of governments to protect  their natural resources 
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