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Lecture 21

GEOG 210 Lecture 21: Lecture 21 Geog 210


Department
Geography
Course Code
GEOG 210
Professor
Jon Unruh
Lecture
21

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Lecture21
FourKeyFactors
1. ProductionMNCs
2. Trade
3. Services
4. Labour(NIDL)
Howdowetheorizeallthis?
Debates:
● Howdoweconceptualizeglobalization?
● Howdoescontemporaryglobalizationrepresentanovelcondition
● Howisglobalizationrelatedtostatepower?
● Doesglobalizationimposenewlimitstopolitics?
3schoolsofthought:
● Hyperglobalizers
● Anew(economicera)
● Everyonesubjecttodisciplinesofglobalmarketplace
● ‘Denationalization’ofeconomies
● Demiseofnationstate
● Skeptics
○ Globalizationisamyth,exaggerationofcircumstances
○ Really,justheightenedlevelsofinternationalization
○ 3majorregionalblocks
○ HyperglobalistsareNAIVE:theyunderestimatetheenduringpowerofgovts
toregulateeconomicactivity
● Transformationalists
○ Globalizationisreal,butitsmoremessytotheorize
○ Longtermhistoricalprocesswithcontradictions
○ No‘idealtype’
○ Somesocieties>enmeshedinglobalorder,others>increasingly
marginalized
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