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- internet -- blocked access is a limiting factor to globalization/voicing opinions
- hybridization: cultural mixing
- Americanization/Westernization -- contra flows
- enrichment of cultural experience rather than an impoverishment of culture
- adds something new
- global versus local
- transnationalism -- people no longer have roots in one country due to migration
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lives cut across residence in one country
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extends to cultural world
- cultural globalization [via internet]
global culture
- unevenness of access to and consumption of global popular culture
- local-global; traditional-modern culture
- cell phones, modes of transmission
- persistence of different cultural experiences and meanings
- traditional ways, local lifestyles
- strengths of beliefs, customs, traditions, and heritage
- how uneven access to it is, how traditional-modern can coexist, whether
persistence coexists, and how strong they are attached to heritage
- resistance to global culture
- China -- allowing MNCs however restricting/limiting access
The New World Order
- fall of communism, spread of Western market system
- why is an understanding of geopolitics so important?
- who controls the global agenda and how has this changed global political
geogropahy?
- what are the underlying ideologies and contradictions
- the state's power to control space or territory and shape the foreign policy of
individual states and international political relations
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- the links and causal relationships between political power and geographic space
- what is the politics of space -- defined by territory
- conquering, guarding over own territory
- state as an organism (Ratzel) -- persuaded Hitler that Germany had some kind of
natural destiny to control the world, spread Aryan race
- global geopolitics as organic relationships between states involving population
growth and territorial expansion
- as population grew, needed more land while they technologically improved
key elements of global political geography
- boundaries and borders -- demilitarized zone
- political space and territory
- scale: size and extent of countries -- ability to develop economic power
- spatial power: imperialism and colonialism; militarism; neo-colonialism
- Africa -- cutting across old kingdoms, tribal territory
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How uneven access to it is, how traditional-modern can coexist, whether. China -- allowing mncs however restricting/limiting access.  lives cut across residence in one country. Internet -- blocked access is a limiting factor to globalization/ voicing opinions. Enrichment of cultural experience rather than an impoverishment of culture. Transnationalism -- people no longer have roots in one country due to migration. Cultural globalization [ via internet] global culture. Unevenness of access to and consumption of global popular culture. Persistence of different cultural experiences and meanings. Strengths of beliefs, customs, traditions, and heritage persistence coexists, and how strong they are attached to heritage. Fall of communism, spread of western market system. What are the underlying ideologies and contradictions. The state"s power to control space or territory and shape the foreign policy of individual states and international political relations. The links and causal relationships between political power and geographic space.

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