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University of Toronto St. George
Political Science
John Haines

POL208 Lecture 2 21 September 2010 -contested concept of globalization -different levels of finalism 1. Individual leaders-focus on beliefs of specific leader. Ex Nazi Germany 2. Decision makers: represent specific organizations. Ex Soviet Union sent troops in 1962 to Cuba. 3. Structure of govt: the freedom of choice is not the same ???? 4. International relations: the relationship between states 5. World system: defined as the process of globalization. -many definitions of globalization -Globalization: the spread of technology, revolutionization of communication, economic benefits. -online its easy to book a ticket to travel internationally. Everyday 75 000 people cross the Atlantic. Before is use to take a week to travel, now it takes 6 hours. This has caused an opening of cultures and language. There is a dark side, such as the spread of diseases. Ex SARS out break had a major impact on all airports in the world. 911 attack has increased security. The phenomenon of easy travel has created immigration throughout the world. Europe doesnt live immigration, the US loves it. -15 years ago there was no information available 24 hours tv & internet. Now there is immediate coverage of events and news. -There was flooding in Nederlands in 1956 and they received help from the East coast US but the West coast US received the news a week later and provided aid, which was unnecessary. Communications is faster now, almost instant. -Ex: you are a farmer in A
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