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1 Warm-up“Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.”-Nelson MandelaWhy would globalization help the rich but not the poor?
2 Globalization Central focus Trade Increasing interdependence and connections of nations around the worldTechnology helps to connect usTelegraph, telephone, the internetConnects countries around the globeExchange of culture, products, ideas
3 GlobalizationLondonMost globally linked city in the world
4 Globalization New York City Connected to countries/cities around the globeLondon and SingaporeBusiness
6 Globalization World Social Forum Network of socialist organizations Porto Alegre, Brazil“Another World is Possible”
7 NetworkAccording to Manuel Castells, a sociologist specializing in globalization, a set of interconnected nodes is a network.
8 Participatory Development Corbridge and Kumar’s study in IndiaGreatest success with better off farmers and particular local groups.
9 World Economic Forum Annual meeting Nonprofit organization Represents large corporations and political leaders of rich countriesDavos, SwitzerlandDiscuss improving business around the world
10 Outsourcing Contracting another company in a foreign country for labor Cuts costsSends jobs overseasMajor source of globalizationExample: IPOD basic chip design occurs in the United Kingdom, assembly occurs in China
11 Human Resources (or Capital) The people who make up the workforce of an organizationDemographicsDiversitySkill
12 Capital ResourcesGoods produced and used to make other goods and servicesToolsEquipment
13 Berkeley Berkeley, California Established a “local currency” in an effort to avoid globalized currencies
14 Vertical IntegrationMedia corporations which integrate ownership in a variety of points along the production and consumption chainIn other words: businesses (at different stages of production) mergingExample:Walt Disney Corporation’s ESPN Zone and Pixar
15 Infrastructure in·fra·struc·ture Noun the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise.
16 MediaThe newsRadio, T.V., InternetMedia Convergence = the use of electronic technology to integrate media such as newspapers, books, TV, and the internetPower as information gatekeepers has been undercut by web logs on the internetGlimpse into the current events around the world
17 Activity Gender Equality Around the World ESPN EconomicSocialPoliticaleNvironmentSummary/Response Paragraph