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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 O’meara: 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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- Winter '08
- Economics, single people, Global ST O'meara, global economy Pietra, /9 /08 o Nation