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Economic Geography

an understanding of economic geography allow a company to understand a) when it is choosing locations, b) seeking to find the market potential for certain products and c) developing economies of scale? Economic geography is the study of the location, distribution and spatial organization of economic activities around the world2. So understanding clearly about economic geography is very useful for a company which wants to do business. When it is choosing locations: Geography plays a critical role...

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Environmental Politics

consumers in the global North to distance themselves from their waste. Increases in the generation of waste can be linked to the development of larger, more intricately structured transnational commodity chains that spawned from the “drive towards economic liberalization in the North and South alike within the 1980s.1” Making it easier for commodities to be traded with the aid of lower trade tariffs and lower regulation standards that expanded transnational corporations options for places of production...

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Anti-Globalization Movement: A Call for Global Integration?

and scholars debate whether it constitutes a single social movement or represents a collection of allied groups. Including diverse constituencies with a range of ideological orientations, the global movement is broadly critical of the policies of economic neoliberalism, or “corporate globalization,” that has guided international trade and development since the closing decades of the 20th century. Varied communities organizing against the local and national consequences of neoliberal policies, especially...

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The Globalization's Impacts to Developing Countries

disadvantages than the advantages. There are several definitions about globalization. Globalization according to William K. Tabb (2004) is "The result of advances in communication, transportation, and information technologies. It describes the growing economic, political, technological, and cultural linkages that connect individuals, communities, businesses, and governments around the world." From the socio-cultural sense, we may have globalization definition as "The formation of a global village – closer...

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Global Societies

points that bettered my understanding of a global society. First, Annan had stated, “Globalization is commonly understood to describe those advances in technology and communications that have made possible and unprecedented degree of financial and economic interdependence and growth,” meaning globalization has encouraged nations to advance as times advanced, by incorporating markets. By them doing so, this had allowed investments to flow more smoothly, enhanced the struggle, lesser prices throughout...

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What Are the Arguments for and Against the Idea That the World Has Become Flat in Recent Years?

internationalization in the world today. Meaning more firms are internationalizing and doing business abroad. However, Ghemawat (2007, p.56-57) disputes this with his “10 Percent Presumption”. Ghemawat(2007, p.56-57) maintains that “most types of economic activity that could be conducted either within or across borders turn out to still be quite domestically concentrated”. The total amount of capital being invested in foreign direct investment (FDI) around the world has been less that 10 percent for...

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To What Extent Has Globalisation Led to an Emerging World Culture?

world, it shall also evaluate and analyze why globalisation has affected certain areas and not others. There is no definite definition of “globalization,” however it can be defined as the process of increased connectivity of people, as a result of economic, commercial, technological, political, social and cultural processes (Wikipedia definitions for globalisation). Global integration and interdependence has emerged in the past decades of the 20th century. One of the consequences of globalisation has...

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Winners and Losers of Globalization

organizations. This is a first step and cornerstone to the rise of developing nations. Therefore, developing nation can also be considered “winners” in this aspect. Women are winners of globalization. Globalization has rapidly improved the social and economic status of women in the developing world. In a competitive, globalized world, the role of women becomes ever more valuable. Cultures that exclude women from full participation (e.g. Saudi Arabia) would fall behind. By disregarding the importance of...

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Globalization Whap Notes

Globalization Notes What factors contributed to economic globalization during the 20th century? In what ways has economic globalization linked the world’s peoples more closely together? What new or sharper divisions has economic globalization generated? What distinguished feminism in the industrialized countries from that of the Global South? In what respect did the various religious fundamentalists of the 20th century express hostility...

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Globalization: Good vs. Bad

important, and why is it only recently being noticed? Globalization is a process of interaction and integration between governments, cultures, and companies. It is important because it has effects on the environment, on culture, on politics, and on economics to name a few. Currently speaking, globalization can be summed up as being a free-market, policy driven, open economy and reasonably open governments. People may think that globalization is new, but it is not. In fact globalization has been around...

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