Globalization

Course Code: POLS 219

Academic Year: 2021-2022

The world we live in is growing smaller, even while the global population continues to rise. Advances in communications technology have, in effect, shrunk time and space and radically altered the way we communicate, conduct business and gather information. The increase in cultural exchange brought on by cross-border flows of religious traditions, art and people is challenging conventional North-South and East-West divisions. The complex interdependency of nations is demonstrated dramatically whenever there are international economic or health crises. In short, for better or worse, the world is undergoing a process of what has come to be called "globalization." In this course, we will look at the history of globalization and its cultural, economic, environmental and political implications. We will also examine and discuss debates about the consequences of globalization.