POL 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Fundamentalism, Information Revolution, Hegemony

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Trade and transactions, capital and investment movements, migration and movement of people, dissemination of knowledge. The development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets. Advances in transportation, telecoms, and the internet are major factors in globalization, generating further interdependence of economic and cultural activities. Globalizing processes affect and are affected by business and work organization, economics, socio- cultural resources, and the natural environment. Chapter 1- core principles, ir as a field of study, the globalization of international relations, levels of analysis. North/south relations- first world countries like developed countries versus third world countries or underdeveloped. Globalization is the process of international integration arising from the interchange of worldviews, products, ideas and culture etc. The imf identifies the four basic aspects of globalization. Igos- intergovernmental organizations whose members are national governments like the un, eu, au, asean,

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