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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 1A06
Professor
Sandra Colavecchia
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 19GlobalizationDefining globalization Globalization is a social economic and political process that makes it easier for people goods and capital to travel around the world at an unprecedented paceGlobalization makes the world look and feel smallerTimespace compression suggests that we are no longer slowed down by long distances and time differencesVirtual communities people can meet share ideas and build relationships across state borders without ever meeting face to faceDigital divide inequality of access to means of communication ie internetTopdown versus bottomup globalization Topdown globalization involves the actions of groups promoting globalized capitalism and free tradeTDG has been dominated by neoliberal economic policiesThey are associated with a retreat from state spending and regulation a focus on individual responsibility for ones own welfare less protection for labor and the environment privatization of state resources and faith in the pow
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