The book assigned to this topic is In Defense of Globalization by Jagdish Bhagwati. The author takes a different approach to the continued debate over the negative consequences globalization has had on the world. He reveals that globalization, when properly governed, is in fact the most powerful force for social good in the world today, arguing that it is not the problem, but rather part of the solution.
Blog Prompts for this Topic
11/13: Think about the theme assigned to your group. Answer the following questions for your first blog post.
11/25: Update on your progress and your thoughts about the topic. What new information have you learned about your topic?
12/04: Share the new understanding/knowledge you have gained in your recent reading research and the progress on your question responses.
12/10: Answer the following prompts.
Essential Questions to Answer:
Each of these topics are so vast it is impossible to cover all aspects in this course. However, you should be able to answer the following questions to demonstrate progress towards understanding this topic. You will need complete an annotated bibliography for each question's answer using at least three sources for your information. This information will be utilized in the written responses to each question. Further instructions will be provided on Echo.
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In this 2001 documentary, John Pilger explores the impact of globalization. He reveals that the world has become smaller and more interdependent. While it does provide new opportunities for cultural and economic interaction, it also exposes us to the negative aspects of life on a shrinking planet.
Watch an Overview of Globalization (11/18)
Perspectives on Globalization (11/24)