Geo Module 1 PPT
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Geo Module 1 PPT
Module 1: Globalization & Diversity/ The Changing Global Environment/ North America/
What are multi-national corporations?
These are companies with headquarters all over the world
What is globalization?
This is the increasing interconnectedness of people and places through the converging processes of economic, political, and cultural change
What is Hybridization (or syncretism)?
Occurs when forms of American popular culture spreads abroad and melds into other local cultures.
What is the
UN's providing of representation to all countries
International agreements that promote global trade and cultural exchange
What are some environmental concerns of globalization?
Transnational corporations create environmental problems that disrupt ecosystems
Native peoples may lose resource base
Globalization aggravates world environmental problems (climate change, pollution of air & water, deforestation)
What may help environmental concerns of globalization?
International treaties between countries.
State the social dimensions of globalization and their downfalls
Increased international migration
What are some advantages of globalization?
logical expression of capitalism
removes trade barriers, increasing efficiency
spreads new technology and ideas
free flow of capital increases global economic wealth
world's poorer countries will catch up
What are disadvantages of globalization used by critics?
today's developed countries did not use free-market economics to foster their development
Globalization creates greater inequalities
promotes free-market, export-oriented economies, at expense of local indigenous economies
spreads undesirable things (disease, crime, harmful plants and animals)
How do they measure the amount of inequality within a country?
Use GINI index (GINI coefficients)
What is the middle position of globalization?
globalization is unavoidable
even anti-globalization people use internet (which is globalized) to oppose globalization
strong governments, groups, and organizations can help manage globalization