CICS 101 NOTES - lecture1 19:21

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lecture 1 19:21 Globalization-  The flow of ideas, technology, goods, capital, people, and diseases  between countries and cultures. Originally: -The debate over the costs and benefits of trade, especially for workers in developing  and rich countries. -The debate over the causes of inequality and poverty, and whether globalization makes  them better or worse. -The debate over the effectiveness and legitimacy of the international institutions that  regulate the world economy. Broader Spectrum: -Flows of modern communications technology and their impact -Flows of ideas (such as human rights and democracy) and their impact -Flows of cultural products (especially from the United States) and their impact -The impact of human migration on both sending and receiving countries Learning goals from the module guide -You will learn a definition of globalization that we will use throughout the semester. -You will learn how individuals, organizations, and governments respond to globalization. -You will learn to use historical comparison in order to better understand globalization in  the contemporary world. Discussion questions from the module guide -Why do some societies resist foreign ideas, while others embrace them?
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-How is our current period of globalization different from other historic periods? -How serious is the problem of “cultural imperialism”?  Which societies are most  vulnerable?   The end of the Cold War “…has led to an unprecedented ‘Americanization’ of the world,  expressed in the growing popularity of movies, CDs, music videos, television shows,  and clothing from the United States.” -Eric Schlosser,  Fast Food Nation “The industry’s nascent phase – which lasted until the early-1990s – was marked by  constant attempts by local entrepreneurs to imitate their foreign challengers.  Numerous  copycat restaurants, with names such as ‘McDuck’s,’ ‘Mcdonald’s’ and ‘Modormal’s,’  appeared in the major cities.” “Throughout the 1990s, Chinese entrepreneurs learned that reinvention of Chinese  cuisine in the form of fast food – rather than blind imitation of foreign recipes – provided  a better path to business success.” Pankaj Ghemawat and the 10% assumption Japan: Baseball vs. immigration policy   Japan loves baseball (strict on immigration  policies) Historical cycles (historical circumstances that lead to different things being created) We can do much better than this! Innovation
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