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Modern information media is filled with references to 'globalization' - a buzz be aware that's fast changing into ubiquitous. yet what precisely is globalization? What are its major using forces? Does it actually include all aspects of our lives, from economics to cultural advancements? A Globalizing international? examines those and other key questions in a hugely available type, delivering a transparent and clever advisor to the massive rules and debates of our time. In doing so, it doesn't take one specific stance for or opposed to globalizaton; quite, it examines the arguments and proof approximately its nature, shape and effect. After introducing the most theoretical positions of these who've studied the topic, key chapters examine the altering kind of sleek verbal exchange and cultural industries, alternate styles and monetary flows of the area economic climate, and even if the 'new political global order' is qualitatively diversified from the previous nation procedure. this is often crucial analyzing for all scholars of politics, economics and diplomacy.

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Examining data on this we can see that the value of cultural imports and exports increased by nearly sixfold between 1970 and 1980, from about $6,800m. to $38,500m. (UNESCO, 1986, p. 10). Whilst there are variations between countries and categories of cultural goods, all categories—printed matter, music, visual arts, cinema and photography, radio and television—show substantial growth. A globalizing world? Culture, economics, politics 46 The development and spread of information and communication technologies has been an important component of this growth—much of which has depended on the dramatic increase in the private ownership of communication hardware.

Although some might argue that Australia has been used in similar ways since the creation of the first British penal colony there, the new arrangements have less to do with British colonialism (or neocolonialism) than the workings of an industry with a global reach. As the World Bank memo suggests, there is a new logic’ which argues that flows of pollution from the richer countries of the North to the poorer countries of the South (the so-called ‘lesser-developed countries’) is a ‘world welfare enhancing trade’, because places with wide open spaces and little pollution are able to store the waste and will receive money for this service, so that their incomes are raised.

43 Zukin, S. (1995) The Cultures of Cities, Oxford, Blackwell. FURTHER READING There is a very extensive literature on globalization, so any selection we make can only scratch the surface. We have chosen three books that provide rather different ways into the debate. Hirst, P. and Thompson, G. (1999) Globalization in Question: The International Economy and the Possibilities of Governance (2nd edn) Cambridge, Polity. Hirst and Thompson challenge some of the bigger claims made for economic globalization on the basis of a careful review of the available evidence.

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