SOCA02H3 Study Guide - Environmental Policy, Ozone Depletion, International Labour Organization

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Globalization-Sociology Terms
General Agreements of Tariffs and Trade (GATT)-it became WTO after
trade barriers- taxes, tariffs
protectionism- Protectionism is the economic policy of restraining trade between states,
through methods such as tariffs on imported goods, restrictive quotas, and a variety of other
government regulations designed to discourage imports, and prevent foreign take-over of
native markets and companies. ...
Capitalism destroys the idiocy of rural life.
lean production- Lean manufacturing or lean production, which is often known simply as
"Lean", is a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal
other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for
elimination. ...
Just-in-time (JIT)- is an inventory strategy that strives to improve a business's return on
investment by reducing in-process inventory and associated carrying costs. ...
flexible workforces: can easily adjusts to work tasks
electronic surveillance-cameras, video cameras
panopticon - A type of prison designed by philosopher Jeremy Bentham wherein all the cells
are visible from the center of the building. It engenders the feeling that someone is
watching you, even though you know they're not
Actual Working Time (AWT) /
import duties- is a tax levied on imported or exported goods.
Ken Lay (Enron)- was an American businessman, best known for his role in the widely
reported corruption scandal that led to the downfall of Enron Corporation
Bernie Ebbers (Worldcom)- is a Canadian-born businessman. He co-founded the
telecommunications company WorldCom and is a former chief executive officer of that
Tom Cruise -Actor
Nicole Kidman -actress
Ronaldo-soccer player
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Beckham soccer player
Cobie Bryant-Basket ball player
Lebron James-basketball player
Yao Ming- is a professional basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the
National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently the tallest player in the NBA
A Rod-Baseball player, Alexander Rodriguez
Vladimir Klitscko- Ukrainian heavy weight boxer
Sidney Crosbie-Hockey player
Alexander Ovetchin-Hockey player
Evegeni Malkin-russian professional hockey player
Franklin D. Roosevelt-former president of USA
Nazi-wanted to eliminate jews, gypsies, gays and handicapped
International Telecommunications Union- ITU is the global technical standard-setting body
for telecommunication services.
Universal Postal Union- is an international organization that coordinates postal policies
among member nations, and hence the worldwide postal system. Each member country
agrees to the same set of terms for conducting international postal duties
International Peace Conference, 1899- The International Peace Conference was an anti-
war conference held on December 10, 2005. It was organised by the Stop the War Coalition
(StWC), and included speakers from Iraq, the United States, and Italy
The Hague- the site of the royal residence and the de facto capital in the western part of the
Netherlands; seat of the International Court of Justice
League of Nations- an international organization formed in 1920 to promote cooperation
and peace among nations; although suggested by Woodrow Wilson, the United States never
joined and it remained powerless; it was dissolved in 1946 after the United Nations was
The Treaty of Versailles- the treaty imposed on Germany by the Allied powers in 1920 after
the end of World War I which demanded exorbitant reparations from the Germans
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