Michael Matthews October 4, 2011
What is an ideology? Powerful systems, truth, coherent world view, manufactured? Where does truth come
from, and is it real. Ideology is a powerful system of widely shared ideas and pattern beliefs.
It tells us how things are, but also tells us how things should be.
Many people are very suspicious of ideologies because they believe they are made up by elites. Are these
ideologies manufactured by people of power?
Ideology is very powerful because it informs how we see ourselves and others. It embodies your values and
Important for us to study because more than any other subject you will study, globalization is about morals
Is globalization something good or bad?
What is the truth to you? What is your ideological vision? What is your world view? Where do these
positions come from? Is this question too simplistic?
Steger: Globalisms “Ideologies that endow the concept of globalization with particular values and
meanings…” (p. 99)
Market Globalism- most dominant of the ideologies. Very much informed by Neo-liberalism. Strong belief
in the free market. Believe in democracy, and where you put your money.
Claims of Market Globalism: Globalization is about liberalization and integration of the market.
Globalization is inevitable and irreversible
Nobody is in charge of globalization
Globalization benefits everyone
Globalization furthers the spread of democracy in the world. Makes people more available to work, sell,
Justice globalism- does not mean that they are anti-globalization, but what they would like to see is an
alternative view to market globalization. They want to see an alternate globalization. Comm