Thursday, April 20, 2017

GlobalMedia: Globalization: Is the World Flat? (W15-P3) [VID] Sp17

In 2005,  Thomas Friedman, a noted American journalist, wrote a book titled The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century.  There is a more recent edition The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

The book has had some influence.

What does Friedman mean when he says the world is flat?

What are the 3 eras of globalization according to Friedman?

How does this connect with our earlier coverage of globalization?

Is Friedman right?
Pankaj Ghemawat: Actually, the world isn't flat.

Key terms: globalizationsocial mediaanti-globalization movement,

What is globaloney?  How is Ghemawat using the term?
In the past this term referred to an unrealistic foreign policy or global outlook.  That fits Ghemawat's usage, but Ghemawat is more specific. How? See 'globaloney' definitions below.

(Definition from The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang )

How does this connect with our earlier coverage of globalization?

If Ghemawat included data on film and television, what do you think he'd say?

If you are curious:
(1) "Why the World Isn't Flat" (in Foreign Policy) by Pankaj Ghemawat
(2) World 3.0: Global Prosperity and How to Achieve It by Ghemawat

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