Interchanges - SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Interchanges - SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Globalization 1 Objectives Understand what is meant by globalization Understand the advantages and disadvantages of globalization 2

United Nations (Wikipedia) a widely-used term that can be defined in a number of different ways. When used in an economic context, it refers to the reduction and removal of barriers between national borders in order to facilitate the flow of goods, capital, services and labor... although considerable barriers remain to the flow of labor... Globalization is not a new phenomenon. It began in the late nineteenth century, but it slowed down during the period from the start of the First World War until the third quarter of the twentieth century. This

slowdown can be attributed to the inward-looking policies pursued by a number of countries in order to protect their respective industries... however, the pace of globalization picked up rapidly during the fourth quarter of the twentieth century..." Localization Skara Brae Discussion Globalization-Pros

Increases security (food, water, shelter) Increases choice Decreases costs Distributes work load 5 Globalization-Cons

Who benefits? Respect for human rights? Environmental degradation? Wastefulness Resources spent on nonessentials 6 Globalization (10-12 min) 1.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. History of globalization (Not Assigned) How do the World Bank and IMF (international monetary fund) operate?

Can globalization be measured? (Not Assigned) Anti-globalization movement Human rights and globalization (Not Assigned) Globalization and the internet (Not Assigned) Nanotechnology--future implications w/ respect to globalism Globalization and energy Global warming Globalization and the television (Not Assigned) 7

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