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Lecture 1Monday January 10 20111138 AMWhat is globalization Globalization compression of the world and consciousness about this processIs this a new processPeople believe that its a radically new process thats resulting in unprecedented changesOrDo we package it as newIs it something thats occurred and is occurring againGlobalizations as a current processThe fact that we can use Google Maps to look at any street in the world would not be imaginable 20 years agoThe UN is a current organization with a long history Its predecessor is the League of Nations but came to power after WWII It was ideologically about this ideal that we could exist as a globe outside of nationstatesTime and space are being compressedwe are part of something bigger Socalled isolated areas have access to cell phones even if they dont have access to water or heatKey words mobility flowAssumptions about globalizationBarriers like time and distance are dissolved ie through internetPolitical borders become increasingly irrelevant flow of people and capital beyond national bordersCulture hybridizationIntensification of connections and our co
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