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The links between globalization and unemployment - by Michelle Wilkinson - Helium

The links between globalization and unemployment - by Michelle Wilkinson - Helium | Global problems | Scoop.it
There are winners and losers with any kind of economic or political system, which is something that globalization has done nothing to change.

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Sean Rooney's comment, September 6, 2012 3:12 PM
In regards to the Geography 400 globalization lecture, globalization plays a crucial role in the economy. Unemployment is currently a major concern in society today. Globalization my be a negative aspect for people seeking employment in the west due to the manufacturing industry.
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Japan's energy crisis puts ETS launch on ice

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JAPAN has become the latest major world polluter to rule out introducing a carbon price or carbon tax in the near future, as it struggles with power shortages and a rising yen caused by the euro crisis.

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Child poverty grows as cities expand - World - CBC News

Child poverty grows as cities expand - World - CBC News | Global problems | Scoop.it
Urban centres around the world are failing to nurture their growing populations, a trend that UNICEF says is leaving children in hunger and poverty.

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Universities, governments and businesses have to commit to multilingualism to adapt to the challenges of globalization

Universities, governments and businesses have to commit to multilingualism to adapt to the challenges of globalization | Global problems | Scoop.it

European universities have to make a greater commitment to multilingualism as it enhances student creativity and competitiveness. This means that not only must they make better use of existing ICT tools to aid learning and online work in different languages, but they should also consider developing these technologies.
This is one of the principal conclusions of the European Union funded EUNoM project, which the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) has been coordinating for three years and in which numerous European universities and acclaimed international experts have participated. The final recommendations are being presented to the European Parliament today, which will mark the culmination of the project.


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Globalization

The world is becoming more and more interconnected. Globalization changes how people consume, work and live almost everywhere on the world. Today, many economic, political, cultural or ecological relationships are not explainable from a national perspective. At the same time, a controversial debate about the consequences of globalization has begun.

 

Questions to ponder: What are the driving forces behind globalization? What areas are most impacted by globalization?  How does globalization benefit some, and adversely impact others? Why?

 

Tags: Globalization, economic, industry, NGOs, political, scale, unit 6 industry.


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Altaira Wallquist's curator insight, March 18, 2015 4:47 PM

This article goes in depth to define and describe globalization.  It discusses globalization  through an economical, political, and cultural standpoint.

 

This connects to Unit 1 in that it discusses globalization and things from a global perspective. It all discusses the society we live in today.

Devyn Hantgin's curator insight, March 22, 2015 10:18 PM

globalization

This video describes and really breaks down globalization. The video talks about how some countries benefit and some countries don't benefit from globalization. The video also separates globalization into three parts: economic, politics, and culture. It goes over the huge role that technology plays in globalization and covers it well.

This relates to our unit, because globalization is a huge factor in human geography as a whole. It is one of the main factors why our cultures are beginning to intertwine and have things in common.     

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The new geography of trade: Globalization’s decline may stimulate local recovery

The new geography of trade: Globalization’s decline may stimulate local recovery | Global problems | Scoop.it

Many hold it as an article of faith that global trade will be an ever-growing presence in the world. Yet this belief rests on shaky foundations. Global trade depends on cheap, long-distance freight transportation. Freight costs will rise with climate change, the end of cheap oil, and policies to mitigate these two challenges.

At first, the increase in freight costs will be bad news for developed and developing nations alike but, as adjustments in the patterns of trade occur, the result is likely to be decreased outsourcing with more manufacturing and food production jobs in North America and the European Union. The pattern of trade will change as increasing transportation costs outweigh traditional sources of comparative advantage, such as lower wages.


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An American President in the Age of Globalization

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One year after Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as encouragement for his perceived aspirations in global governance.

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Individualism and the Failures of Liberalism in America - Center for Research on Globalization

Individualism and the Failures of Liberalism in America - Center for Research on Globalization | Global problems | Scoop.it

There is a common question being asked today in liberal and activist circles: “Why, in the face of all the deeply immoral actions engaged in by the U.S. government regarding its domestic and foreign actions, can liberals not organize themselves enough to push back against the economic-political managers of the totalitarian surge of the U.S. government?” This essay is an attempt to answer this question, at least in part.


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Chris Hedges: "We are witnessing the collapse of globalization"

Chris Hedges provides an eloquent interview that hits the mark on everything we are dealing with in the world right now. I would say this is a must see for e...

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Wall Street greed fueling high gas prices - CNN.com

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Sen. Bernie Sanders says forget about the laws of supply and demand: Wall Street oil speculation is behind rising gas prices.

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Sheng: Cultural Globalization and New Languages in Africa | Intro to Global Studies

This post discusses the emergence of new languages as an aspect of cultural globalization, by focusing on urban languages in Africa, particularly Kenya's Sheng.


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6 Videos On Globalization And Technology That Will Blow Your Mind | Edudemic

6 Videos On Globalization And Technology That Will Blow Your Mind | Edudemic | Global problems | Scoop.it

Are you looking to teach your students about how the world has expanded in the past few decades? Do you need some mind-boggling statistics that will likely blow your (and your students’) mind?


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Globalization, Corporations and Franchises

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McDonald's and Starbucks can be seen as emblematic of the forces of globalization and the 'victors' of process as forcefully displayed in this graphic.  The local distinctive menu (not to mention the chef with a flair) typically loses out to the replicable, standardized and the familiar.  How come?  When is this not the case?  How does this change economics or culture? As a counter-point to globalization benefiting the chains, see how 'Yelp!' is reducing chains market share at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/how-yelp-is-killing-chain-restaurants/2011/10/03/gIQAokJvHL_blog.html


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M1 ECOM - EJCAM 2015's curator insight, February 11, 2015 3:50 PM

Le graphique ci dessus  représente l'importante des entreprises agro-alimentaires américaines dans le phénomène de Mondialisation : concernant les ventes,  McDonald's arrive en première position suivi de Burger King et KFC. Mc Donald's est l'emblème de l'implantation américaine dans les pays du monde entier. 

Isabella El-Hage's curator insight, March 18, 2015 5:03 PM

This article links to Unit Three through "Globalization". This image shows how McDonald's and Starbucks has connected different parts of the world. Even these two power stores are seen everywhere, and some may argue it can result in place-lessness, this image shows how it can interconnect different countries. Starbucks depends on 19 different countries to make a single cup, and gets products from some of the richest and some of the poorest countries. McDonald's is seen around the world, and adapts to the different countries it has stores in. McDonald's employs more than 1.5 million people, and makes $41 billion in revenue. These two global stores are examples of globalization. 

Raychel Johnson's curator insight, May 24, 2015 9:07 PM

Summary: This graph shows where Starbucks and McDonald's is mostly consumed, as well as the revenues that they make compared to other restaurants as well as the country of Afghanistan. It also shows where the resources come from that go into one cup of coffee. This graph really emphasizes how pop culture has diffused across the world, and how it affects economies and how it ties in many different countries into the simple process of making a cup of coffee. 

 

Insight: This is a pretty clear example of globalization and how things like food can spread to become a part of worldwide culture. This also shows the division of labour by showing where the coffee, paper, and sugar come from that go into coffee. This can demonstrate which countries are developed and developing through the division of labour.

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Anthropological view of globalization at the local scale

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The modernization of isolated villages brings about a change in human information flow patterns that not only destroys the social fabric of the community, but also the economy and the landscape, according to Sander van der Leeuw, a Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability.


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Nicole McCauley's curator insight, January 11, 2015 6:53 PM

A nice introduction to the impacts of globalization on the practices and ideologies of societies and the environment.

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Controversies in Globalization

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The Olympic committee and designer came under withering criticism for manufacturing the garments in China.

 

Two current controversies (Team USA clothing being made in China and Mitt Romney's potential involvement as Bain outsourced jobs) are fundamentally about what Americans think about globalization and the impact of globalization on the United States.  Globalization is most certainly a mixed bag at every scale.  What is intriguing about these controversies is that most Americans see themselves as net 'victims' of globalization, while many people outside the United States would view the United States as an overwhelming beneficiary of the economic and cultural processes that are collectively called globalization.  So what is it?  Do Americans just want to have their cake and eat it too?  Can a country only embrace the beneficial elements of globalization without accepting that negatives  inherently will come with them as a package deal?  How can a country (or the world, individual) maximize the advantages of globalization while minimizing the negatives?     


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Alisha Meyer's curator insight, March 24, 2016 9:07 AM
I love how this article talks about globalization as a "mixed bag" and looking at maximizing and minimizing for our good.
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Globalization and the Crumbling BRICS: From Promises to Threats

Globalization and the Crumbling BRICS: From Promises to Threats | Global problems | Scoop.it
The BRICS, expected to be the motors of global recovery, are sputtering. The simplest explanation for this lies in the same factor that promoted their rapid growth: globalization.

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