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Globalization

Globalization

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Globalization: Cancerous Spreador Benevolent Aid?
Geography 5February 27 2004
Lecture Outline
Map QuizGlobalization
 –Definition –Time-Space Compression –World System Theory –World Cities
Video:
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.”
(Haggett, p.586)
GLOBALIZATION = INTERNATIONALIZATION
 
Time-Space Compression
M. McLuhan (1960)
GLOBAL VILLAGE”
-speed of life has increased-altered social, cultural, political and economicscale-GLOBAL Relationships
Haggett, p. 589
Characteristics
 Not a new phenomena –Colonization, mercantilism(16
th
-18
th
Century)Modern Causes:1) Transportation technology2) Global media sourcing3) Communication technology/ Internet4) Multi National Corporations
The Debate
Cons
Uneven distribution of results – underdevelopment andconcentration of $$Concentration of global/national capitaland power (MNCs)Risk of exploitation
Pros
•Promotes economicdevelopment•Increased employment indeveloping countries•Distribution of technologyand ideas

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