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School
York University
Department
Environmental Studies
Course
ENVS 2200
Professor
Stefan Kipfer
Semester
Winter

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MunibaAbdulAzizTutorial511Oct2012Week 5 Global Urbanization III Globalization Global Cities MigrationThemainargumentofParkersexcerptisthatglobalizationisaconspiracyofleadingmultinationalsbentonworlddominationandthefurtheremiserationofthedevelopingworld116OneoftheideasthatsupporthisargumentiswhenheexplainsthatglobalizationwhenlaborcapitalgoodsandcommunicationscanbeexchangedwithoutnationalbordershasusedtechnologyasanimportantaspecttoblockorcensorcommunicationsgivingpowertodirectorsofeconomicpoliticalandmilitaryforcesParkerstateseconomicgrowthisduetothemercantileandcapitalismbroughttocitiesbymultinationalcompaniesMNCsandtheprofitisbeingmadeattheexpenseofunfairtradeandnaturalresourcesforthesesoleworldcorporationsthathavecreatedaglobalmarketShortsviewisthatofglobalizationurbanizationnexuswhichstatesthatdifferentcitieswithdifferentbackgroundsexperiencesimilareconomicculturalandspatialchangesHesaysthatthisglobalizationhasfacilitatedurbanchangeWhichmeanstheseglobalmarketsmentionedbyParkerthenleadtomakeglobalcitiesthatprovidefacilitiesinfrastructureandtaxregimestoMNCsfurtheringtheirprofitswhichthenresultinpopulationriseandurbanizationofglobalcitiesParkerstatesthatGlobalizationisnoteconomicbutratherverypoliticalAsmajorworldcitiescontrolgreatproportionoftelecommunicationstraffictheresourcesjobsgrowthandlaborallgetconcentratedintoasmallspacedcityresultinginforexamplethedatatrafficofPariswhichisoftheentireFranceSimilarlyShortcriticizedthemethodologicalbiastowardsthehierarchycategorizationofciti
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