Audio recording started: 10:18 18 October 2012
Globalization (Matthew Sparke)
Neoliberalism (Jamie Peck) - (Free market policy, free trade, has added to the
inequality between and within countries, worst now after neoliberalism, rural areas
more worst off.
Different geographies of migration policy
To discc saskiasasm (global cities rural urban) how that reading was illustrated by
those two little boys what would you say?
3 definitions of neoliberalism and choose the best one.
Globalization is characterised by the flow of good across borders and tightening
of borders. Human trafficking migrants become commodities transacted across
borders. That in related to globalisation is part of how the state is involved
actively formerly regulating migration. Because of the increase of mobility the
neoliberal state has increased the growth of (12.45-12.55) lack of awareness of
What dominance means in terms of migration and the role of the state?
Dominance: a particular form of hegemony articulated through coercion more
Extra-economic forms of coercion
Violence of neo-colonial order; US imperialism and unilateralism
National dominance under guise of globalist justification.
Increasingly neoliberal policy context internationally
Implication is that no alternatives exist other than neoliberalism in the forms of:
deregulation, marketization, privatization and public asset stripping - (neo say it
will be more efficient. Critics say may have not been effective but there is a role
for the state to provide public education picking up garbage etc(21.18-21.20)
what question she asked. Markets are naturally going to distribute things
efficiently. The free hand. Critics say there never has been a free market. In
practice governments and corporations manipulate markets. They are not free.
They are social and political not natural)
Predicated on vision of naturalized market relations.
States re not less interventionist, just differently so. States serve global capital
(they grow but provide less for poverty.. More for bank bailouts but less for
State restructuring under neolib. Involves both rolling out and rolling back (what is
rolling out (rob fords cuts is roll back) vs rolling back?
Roll out: every policy is rolling out but wouldn't necessarily be neoliberal.
Neoliberal. Prescriptions are conflated with "imperatives of globalization". Presents
itself and non-political.
States remain quite sturdy when it comes to prisons, workfare, police, welfare
Regressive regime: unemployment for poor and growing number of dead end
service jobs (nannies, restaurant workers, manicurists - who have weak safety
"Civil duty" of the neoliberal middle class becomes: keep on consuming!
Migration and Globalisation
Drivers of globalisation:
Cross border investment and international outsourcing (moving out of the rural to
urban)(call centres across the world)
Cross border migration
Financial market integration
NON-ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF GLOBALIZATION
Cultural integration ex. Globalised media
What's distinctive about the current phase of globalisation?
Density of economic globalisation greatest since WW1: density of other forms of
globalisation greatest in world history
Pace of change is more rapid
Globalisation's critics are globalized
Globalization is perceived to impact on more people