Global Interactions Definition

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civil society
any organization or movement that works in the area between the household, the private sector and the state to negotiate matter of public concern. Civil societies include NGO's, community groups, trade unions, academic institutions etc...
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core and periphery
the concept of a developed core surrounded by an undeveloped periphery. The concept can be applied to various scales.
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cultural imperalism
the practice of promoting the culture/language of one nation in another. it is usually the case that the former is a large, economically/military powerful nation and the latter is a smaller, less affluent one.
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food miles
a measure of the distance food travels from its source to the consumer. This can be given either in units of actual distance or of energy consumed during transport.
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globalization
'the growing interdependence of countries worldwide through the increasing volume and variety of cross-border transactions in goods and services and of international capital flows, and through the more rapid and widespread diffusion of technology'
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globalization indicies
The KoF index measures three main dimensions of globalization: economic, social and political, and nations are ranked accordingly.
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glocalization
A term that was invented to emphasize that the globalization of a product is more likely to succeed when the product or service is adapted specifically to each locality or culture in which it is marketed.
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GNI (gross national income)
the total value of goods and services produced within a country together with the balance of income and payment from or to other countries.
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outsourcing
the concept of taking internal company functions and paying an outside firm to handle them. Outsourcing is done to save money, improve quality or free company resources for other activities.
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time-space convergence
the reduction in the time taken to travel between two places due to improvements in transportation or communication technology.
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transnational corporation (TNC)
a firm that owns or controls productive operations in more than one country through foreign direct investment.
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network hubs/nodes
small network
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information and communications technology (ICT)
the internet.
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development aid
financial aid given by governments and other agencies to support the economic, environmental, social and political development of developing countries
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remittances
transfers of money/goods by foreign workers to their home countries
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foreign direct investment
An investment made by a company or entity based in one country, into a company or entity based in another country.
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repatriation of profits
Profit earned in a foreign country that one wishes to bring into the borders of one's own country.
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world trading orgnizations
The WTO is the only international body dealing with the rules of trade between nations.
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agro-industrialization
The globalisation and industrialisation of farming on a large scale.
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homogenisation of landscapes
The process of people, products and places becoming the same.
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cultural traits
the characteristics and habits done by a particular culture.
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commodities
A basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other commodities of the same type
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consumer culture
Consumer culture is an assumption that human society is strongly subjective to consumerism. The concept states that social and economic cultures are based on purchasing commodities and services that will be fostered social behaviour.
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diasporas
A diaspora is a large group of people with a similar heritage or homeland who have since moved out to places all over the world.The Irish diaspora is one of the largest diaspora in the World. It is estimated that there are about 80 million globally
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indigenous
a sovereign state of which most of the citizens or subjects are united also by factors which define a nation, such as language or common descent.
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nation state
a sovereign state of which most of the citizens or subjects are united also by factors which define a nation, such as language or common descent.
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nationalism
Loyalty to ones nation and/or the desire for independence.
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anti-globalization movements
Opposition to the emergence of a single world market dominated by large TNCs.
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core and periphery

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the concept of a developed core surrounded by an undeveloped periphery. The concept can be applied to various scales.

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cultural imperalism

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food miles

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