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Unformatted text preview: L ECTURE 2: 1 /9 /08 Globa l Stud ies Books o Appelbaum: intro to Global ST o Omeara: globalization and the challenge of a new century o Anderson: field guide to global economy o Pietra Rivoli: the transfers of a t-shirt. Continued from 1/08/08 Globalization is rapidly increasing, thanks to the information revolution o Nov 15,1951: first microchip Compression of time and space o and a revolution in shipping Everything we consume is made by human hands somewhere in the world Largely the hands of women in 3 rd world countries Globalization is not New- but it is greater than ever before Nation-state: a single people (nation) governed by a political authority (state) o Are imagined communities o Think of themselves as a single people governed by the govt o Did not exist 500 years ago L ECTURE 2: 1 /9 /08 o Nation Share same beliefs, language, food, values Share a common identity o State Institution of government has the power to use force to use law and order have police forces and armies o Flag and currency are the most potent symbols that represent a nation-...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GLOBAL STU 2 taught by Professor Appelbaum during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.
- Winter '08