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Teaching Globalization, Muqtedar Khan Aug 2003

Teaching Globalization, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

This article provides helpful conceptual guidelines for teaching Globalization.


Is Virtual Conferencing Virtually The Same?, Editor Jun 2003

Is Virtual Conferencing Virtually The Same?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses the pros and cons of virtual conferencing and the optimizing of decision making in a security context.


Democracy And The Thai Middle Class: Globalization, Modernization, And Constitutional Change, Neil A. Englehart Mar 2003

Democracy And The Thai Middle Class: Globalization, Modernization, And Constitutional Change, Neil A. Englehart

Political Science Faculty Publications

Although democratization in Thailand in the 1990s is commonly characterized as a classic case of modernization theory in action, economic globalization provides a better explanation for Thailand's democratization process. Economic growth in the country has been based on foreign capital and has created a globalized economy sensitive to the confidence of world capital markets. Moreover, the Thai middle classes cannot be characterized as having coherent political preferences, and it is arguable that the 1992 middle class protests were more about suspicions of official corruption than about democracy.


Business And Global Governance: The Growing Role Of Corporate Codes Of Conduct, Ann Florini Mar 2003

Business And Global Governance: The Growing Role Of Corporate Codes Of Conduct, Ann Florini

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

These are, in many ways, halcyon days for global business. In a vast ideological shift in the late 20th century, markets rather than governments came to be seen as the road to prosperity. Governments that once nationalized foreign firms now seek out the investment, technology, and managerial expertise such companies can bring. The halls of the United Nations used to ring with calls for international regulation of those dreaded evil-doers, the multinational corporations. Now the UN instead implores business to join with it in a voluntary Global Compact to ensure respect for internationally agreed environmental, labor, and human rights standards.


Geography Of Global Communication, Francis A. Beer, G. Robert Boynton Jan 2003

Geography Of Global Communication, Francis A. Beer, G. Robert Boynton

Political Science Faculty Contributions

The only distance that matters in communication is the distance involved in sending a signal up and then down. The close connection between communication and transportation has been broken. Near and far -- familiar and unfamiliar -- can be constituted by communication. The rhythm of day and night, as it moves around the globe, remains. We can watch a war in Iraq in real time -- except that we are asleep and can wait until we awake to watch the battles. But the images and sounds are just as real as if they were just over the horizon. And that is what they ...


Globalize Resistance, Francis A. Beer, G. Robert Boynton Jan 2003

Globalize Resistance, Francis A. Beer, G. Robert Boynton

Political Science Faculty Contributions

"Wherever there is oppression there is resistance." "Globalize Resistance." These are the mantra of contemporary protest movements. For much of human history oppression and resistance were localized, and connection between resistance movements was slow. Contemporary global communication changes such dynamics dramatically. The technology of communication has become smaller, cheaper, faster and more powerful. Recording devices have become small enough to carry around in your hand and cheap enough for a network to have as many as needed. Satellites with uplink and downlink have made it possible to move information from anywhere to anywhere in real time except for the second ...