UNIT 1 GOING GLOBAL CASE STUDIES

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Malta

  • Joined EU in 2004
  • Beseiging malta are from africa
  • 2006=1,700 illegal migrants arrived by boat
  • finds itself on front line on preventing illegal migration into europe
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UK Policy on Immigration

  • accept only genuine applicants
  • point based system-2008
  • worker registration scheme
  • business visas
  • in 2005/6 2.75 million people applied for visa but 20% refused
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TESCO

  • 1919 as a grocery stall in London by Jack Cohen
  • 1956= first Tesco self serve supermarket opened in Maldon 
  • Operates in 12 countries
  • Glocalisation= Thailand (wet veg)
  • Employs 530,000 people
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Two-Speed India

  • By 2040, India is expected to be 2nd largest economy in world
  • Becomes attractive sites for TNCS to set up factories
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Dhaka

  • Water and Sanitation is poor
  • 90% slum dwellers have no security
  • buy water at inflated prices
  • WATERAID= 6,000 new homes benefitted from 40 water pumps
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London

  • Highest population of any urban area in EU- 2005= 7.5 million= 12.5% of UKs pop
  • Population has not risen steadily
  • Pop is now increasing again
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Chongqing

  • 4th largest manicipality 
  • Key inland port on Yangtzee river= three gorges dam
  • contains 4.1 million
  • over 1,300 rural urban migrants arrive daily
  • £7 million economy daily
  • 500,000 pop growth yearly
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Mexico City

  • 1995-2000 521,000 illegal immigrants
  • 1.4% growth in population per year
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Dangtan

  • planning to build sustainable city
  • CARBON NEUTRAL HOMES
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY
  • URBAN TRANSPORT STRATEGIES
  • Achievable= no, lacks government support
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Mumbai

  • 60% live below poverty line
  • huge informal sector
  • Dharavi is between railway
  • Wages are low
  • experiencing hyper urbanisation
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UK's elderly population

  • state pension to both men and women over 65
  • continued employment
  • family support
  • tv license free to over 75s
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Eastern European Migration

  • 120,000 registered in UK rural areas between 2004-2006 8,100 in Herefordshire
  • some are seasonal agricultural workers whose numbers peak in early summer
  • Problems: discrimination, high rents, pressure on health system
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Costa Living

  • 1.8 million properties in spain owned by foreign around 600,000 of them British 
  • 60% migrants are over 45 years
  • retirees
  • prices are lower than UK
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Easyjet

  • 1995 by Stelios Haji-Ioannau
  • began as small venture running flights within UK
  • 300 flight routes in EU
  • first online sales=1998
  • 95% flights purchased online
  • by 2006 it owned 122 airplanes carrying 33 million people
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LDC'S

  • 50 states
  • least developed countries
  • bleak conditions
  • lack of engagement with globalising forces
  • Sudan, Afganistan 
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NIC's

  • Newly Industrialised Countries
  • middle income nations
  • "asian tigers'
  • Brazil, Mexico 
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EX-Soviet States

  • 15
  • poorly score in GDP and HDI figures
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EU

  • 30 
  • emerged since WW2
  • ensure certain standards of living for people
  • encourage free trade without tariffs
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OPEC

  • Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • Petrodollar earnings= Saudi Arabia wealthy
  • display well above average levels of wealth
  • since 1960's many of worlds oil has belonged to this organsation 
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OECD

  • Organisaiton for Economic Cooperation and Development 
  • 30 nations
  • G7 (G8 russia)
  • Germany, UK, France
  • High levels of wealth are far more evenly distrubuted 
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