A globalizing world?: culture, economics, politics by David Held

By David Held

Present day information media is packed with references to 'globalization' - a buzz be aware that's speedy changing into ubiquitous. yet what precisely is globalization? What are its major using forces? Does it actually embody all aspects of our lives, from economics to cultural advancements? A Globalizing global? examines those and other key questions in a hugely obtainable model, delivering a transparent and clever advisor to the large rules and debates of our time. In doing so, it doesn't take one specific stance for or opposed to globalizaton; particularly, it examines the arguments and proof approximately its nature, shape and impression. After introducing the most theoretical positions of these who've studied the topic, key chapters examine the altering type of smooth verbal exchange and cultural industries, alternate styles and monetary flows of the area financial system, and even if the 'new political international order' is qualitatively diverse from the outdated kingdom procedure. this is often crucial interpreting for all scholars of politics, economics and diplomacy.

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15 Small Worlds X, Kandinsky, 1922 © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2000 SUMMARY Studying the potential of maps to help our understanding of how different interpretations of the world can be expressed in different representations, A globalizing society? 41 suggests that: • maps of the world have always presented particular understandings and interpretations • the globalist, inter-nationalist and transformationalist views could be expressed in representations of the world and relationships within it • the different views would highlight their own understandings of connections and disconnections associated with cross-national social flows and networks, the relevance or irrelevance of territorial state boundaries, and economic and power relations across and between states.

How would you characterize these differences? Do you think that BBC programming has changed in recent years? Programming is largely about winning audiences (in the case of ITV to sell audiences to advertisers, and in the case of the BBC to justify the licence fee), and in the process we have seen no end of efforts by the BBC to produce popular material—soap opera, drama, sport and other genres—to meet consumer demand. At the same time, both have to maintain certain ‘quality’ requirements, but the BBC has to take account of its obligations in this respect as a public service broadcaster.

They argue that nation-states remain militarily, economically and politically powerful. However, while some scepticism is justified, they also believe that it is foolhardy to dismiss the notion of globalization or underestimate its material impacts and effects. According to this view, the consequences of contemporary global interactions are complex, diverse and unpredictable, further, their effects are uneven and warrant serious study and concern. In other words, while the form of global social relations may not A globalizing world?

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