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Global Futures - ideologies, contradictions, resistance and alternatives
What are the key issues of the global future?
- environmental pollution
- control of power
- peak oil
- supply/territory of land -- resource depletion - water
- climate change -- rising sea levels
- population growth (demographic transition model)
- pandemics through improvements in transportation, migration
- leads to global conflict/unrest
Why are global processes resisted and what are the alternatives?
Can local and global co-exist?
- dependence on elsewhere
ideologies
- neo-liberal: the global free market
- social democratic: the global welfare state
- mixed economy
- global system that benefits everyone
- marxist: global capitalism vs. international socialism
-state regulated economy - state in the name of the people would control
production and distributed
- Cold War: ideological foundation
- green: the global commons (of equal access and use by the people)
- environmental processes everyone is contributing to/responsible for
- the alternative should be one of achieving/seeing the world as an
environmental common
- moralist: common fate and responsibility
- self-determination and human rights
Future scenarios and key issues
- growth and development disparities
- exploitation
- resources and technologies
- "we will always find a solution"
- alternative energy sources
- population growth and decline
- depleting labour force
- inequities
- immigration policies - discriminate
- population density and consumption
- varies upon technology
- environmental change - climate change, disease, deforestation
- has to adapt to species (humans, as are aggressive)
- we are part of the environment
- live in more sustainable ways
- conflicts and cultural dissonance (discordance in people's values)
- sustainable development
Resistance and Opposition
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social and ideological
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- global socio-economic disparity and poverty -- demonstrations
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State regulated economy - state in the name of the people would control production and distributed. Supply/ territory of land -- resource depletion - water. Global futures - ideologies, contradictions, resistance and alternatives. Green: the global commons (of equal access and use by the people) Environmental change - climate change, disease, deforestation. Conflicts and cultural dissonance (discordance in people"s values) Global socio-economic disparity and poverty -- demonstrations. Environmental processes everyone is contributing to/responsible for. The alternative should be one of achieving/ seeing the world as an environmental common. Has to adapt to species (humans, as are aggressive) Varies upon technology www. notesolution. com fair trade, local market systems  local food plus protectionism (but also anti-protectionism where rich economies are. Opposition to tncs -- global domination, branding, monopoly/ oligopoly power, labour exploitation. Rejection of free trade -- perpetuates global disparities [ rich controls the global trade system] , increases dependency on foreign imports, threatens local and national autonomy.

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