Symphony Kwong (996285096)
GGRC45H3 t Week 2, Lecture 1, Lecture Notes
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Key Aspects of Globalization
- globalization is difficult to define; globalization scholars regularly debate what is
actually meant by the term; however, most agree on 2 things:
1. globalization is happening
2. globalization is a process of increasing interconnectedness
Is Globalization Something NEW?
- not something new
- recall: great silk road (6th t 14th century)
x exchanges of not just goods (i.e. silk, spices, etc.)
x but also religion, theoretical concepts and ideas
Between the Old and the New World
- the columbine exchange (15th t 19th century)
- the slave trade triangle (15th t 19th century)
been manufactured at Kidderminster in England from wool brought by a sailor
from the River Plate or New South Wales. The tea in a Berlin porcelain cup came
from China or Assam, the coffee from Java, the sugar from Lower Saxony, Brazil
or Cuba. I smoke Puerto Rican tobacco in my pipe whose stem grew in Hungary,
the material from its Meerschaum bowl, carved in Thuringia, was dug in Asia
minor, the amber mouth piece came from the Baltic Sea, and the silver for the
rim from the silver mines of the Erzgebirge, Harz or perhaps from
(Karl Andree, German economic Geographer, 1867)
New or Old?
- is globalization new?
x v}ooÇY]v(UZµvÁÀ}(Po}o]Ì]}vresembles those prevailing
before the outbreak of the WWI in 1914
- then why matters?
x the policy responses at national and international level
x improvement of information technology
x advancement of transportation technology
¾ much intensified processes and outcomes