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Unformatted text preview: Understanding Globalization Understanding Globalization (GEK 1041) (GEK 1041) TOYOTA Mika Department of Sociology Key Questions Key Questions Globalization and Food How does the dominant capitalist ideology reinforce global inequality? Is glocalization a useful concept for understanding globalization? Structure of the lecture Structure of the lecture The dominant capitalist ideology Neo-liberalism and its effect Documentary film: Global inequality between producer and consumers Cultural ideology of Consumerism and its effect What is What is Neo-liberalism Neo-liberalism ? ? An ideology and associated policies that stress free market and oppose state intervention. Economic freedom leads to economic success. It is assumed that the expansion of the global capitalist system would bring with it increased prosperity and decreased poverty. What is What is Neo-liberalism Neo-liberalism ? ? It stresses individual freedom, self responsibility and entrepreneurship Thus it regards welfare and trade union impede economic growth The proliferation of self-help books, How to get rich fast Capitalism and Freedom Capitalism and Freedom (1962) (1962) Milton Friedman (1912-2006) Privatization of industry Deregulation of the economy...
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