HIST 1402 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Arab Spring, Labor Rights, Authoritarianism

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The Challenges of Globalization
Definitions
1. A history of global connections
a. 19th century Turning point
b. Late 20th century revolution in telecommunications
2. The Loss of Territorial identity
3. Globalization- the Process of expanding supranational space
Economic Dimensions
1. An expansion of global trade
2. New economic institutions: The Bretton woods system
a. World bank,IMF, WTO
3. Free trade and Neoliberalism
a. Mercosur- common market of south
b. The European Union
c. NAFTA
d. Multinational corporations
The Rise of China
1. Mao’s Failures
2. Deng Xiaoping
a. Some small private businesses permitted
b. Greater autonomy for some state owned businesses
c. Opening for foreign investment, lower tariffs
3. Modernization and Authoritarianism- only way to rapidly force industrialization
Critiques and Responses
1. Critiques
a. The environment
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