Globalization: Cancerous Spreador Benevolent Aid?
Geography 5February 27 2004
–Definition –Time-Space Compression –World System Theory –World Cities
What is Globalization?
“the process by which events, activities, anddecisions in one part of the world havesignificant consequences for communitiesin distant parts of the globe.”
GLOBALIZATION = INTERNATIONALIZATION
M. McLuhan (1960)“
-speed of life has increased-altered social, cultural, political and economicscale-GLOBAL Relationships
Haggett, p. 589
Not a new phenomena –Colonization, mercantilism(16
Century)Modern Causes:1) Transportation technology2) Global media sourcing3) Communication technology/ Internet4) Multi National Corporations
•Uneven distribution of results – underdevelopment andconcentration of $$•Concentration of global/national capitaland power (MNCs)•Risk of exploitation
•Promotes economicdevelopment•Increased employment indeveloping countries•Distribution of technologyand ideas