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Globalization and Geography
Globalization and geography

Globalization is a term that gets used to describe many different phenomena. This lack of specificity does not help the process of clarifying how the world has changed over recent years. In this chapter, I will focus on social forces that are driving this change and on the resultant outcomes. I will avoid the tendency to fetishize and treat globalization as some mystical force driving the world in a new direction. Within economics, politics, and culture, there have been many changes since the end of the cold war, and many of them have been global in scale. The changes have been brought about by millions of conscious decisions by people that author Harm de Blij (2009) calls globals. He claims ...

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