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1 Copyright © The Beyond Intractability Project Beyond Intractability is a Registered Trademark of the University of Colorado PowerPoint Summary of: Globalization

2 Slide 2: Globalization Globalization has many definitions, but generally it refers to various global interconnections The interconnections exist across a variety of human activities Economic Social Political Cultural Biological PowerPoint Summary of: Globalization

3 Slide 3: Contradictions in Globalization Globalization has many inherent contradictions including It integrates and disintegrates It fosters cooperation and conflict It engenders order and disorder It is divisive and unifying Some view it as a net positive, others as a net negative So far, globalization has had both positive and negative effects on global peace PowerPoint Summary of: Globalization

4 Slide 4: Economic Globalization Increasing economic interconnectivity International division of labor Rapidly expanding volume of capital flows Capital remains concentrated among the wealthiest nations Mixed evidence as to the effect of economic globalization Unsure whether it exacerbates or reduces economic inequality Economic interdependence is related to more peaceful relations, but those left behind tend to be resentful PowerPoint Summary of: Globalization

5 Slide 5: Politics and Globalization Nation states are less able to control social and economic events within their territory Global/regional decision-making bodies (UN, EU, etc.) are rising in importance but… They are not yet fully democratic/accountable “CNN” effect pressures governments to intervene on human rights violations International non-state actors have gained power PowerPoint Summary of: Globalization

6 Slide 6: Technology and Globalization Increases access to information, but… Access is unevenly distributed Has made it easier to seek out like-minded voices and avoid opposing views Makes surveillance and certain types of control easier PowerPoint Summary of: Globalization

7 Slide 7: Cultural Globalization Increases exposure to foreign ideas and practices, but… Cultural exports are disproportionately from western countries, particularly the U.S. In some cases, has resulted in “commoditization” of cultures Some ethnic and religious groups feel culturally threatened by globalization Has resulted in a sharp increase in reactionary “nationalist” and “fanatical” groups Has “killed” some cultures PowerPoint Summary of: Globalization

8 Slide 8: Globalization Is Here to Stay! Globalization does have problems and negative effects, but it is not going to disappear. So… We need to learn how to reap its benefits, and minimize its costs. To do that, we must: Understand its impacts Work to remedy the problems Work to spread the benefits as widely as possible PowerPoint Summary of: Globalization


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