Concept of Globalization

Question 1

-Zakaria The Rise of the Rest Preface & Ch 1pp xi-5

Is globalization good or bad? Inform yourself about the Gini effect and Palma Ratio and check out how many countries are in the world and what that means. What are rogue states?

Gini coefficient 

Palma Ratio 

Written HW #1

Please hand in your answers (typed, double-spaced, about two pages) at the end of the class.

A: Choose one question related to the Steger reading:

  • Discuss Marx and Engel’s contributions to the concept of globalization as discussed by Steger.
  • In what ways does globalization represent a modern phenomenon?

B: Choose one question related to the Zakaria reading:

  • America was once the greatest super power in the world. According to Zakaria, that is changing. How does Zakaria envision America’s role in this changing world?
  • Based on Zakaria’s assessment, how is the emerging international system going to be different from those that preceded it?

Question 2

In this module, we have studied Cultural Imperialism and Americanization. For this essay, you will address how Disney might be considered as a leading force of US imperialism. Do you agree with this concept? Why or why not? Give examples.

This paper should be 1-2 pages, in APA style, utilizing the college’s library resources. One scholarly article as a minimum should be included in your essay.

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