Geography 1400F/G Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Economic Globalization, Economic System, Neoliberalism

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Studying human geography philosophies & concepts: central themes, core geographic concepts, philosophical approaches, the f word. Geographies of globalization & global inequalities: globalization defined, processes & features, drivers of globalization, is it new, pros & cons, globlization is geographical. The increasing interconnectedness of people and places through converging processes of economic, political & cultural change. The process of reducing barriers btw countries & encouraging closer economic, social & political interaction. An accelerating set of processes involving flows that encompass ever-greater numbers of the world spaces and that lead to increasing integration and interconnectivity among those spaces (e. g. facebook connections) Distance lessened or irrelevant (e. g. on line shopping) Space easily overcome via internet, cell phone. Landscape 1 earth, collective action re climate change. Transnational corporate strategies that have created global corporations. Emergence of global communication system that link all regions on the planet instantly: economic. New forms of production of goods / services.

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