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Global Systems and Global Governance

3.2.1.1     Globalisation
Dimensions of globalisation
Factors in globalisation

3.2.1.2     Global systems
Form and nature of economic, political, social and environmental interdependence.
Issues associated with interdependence including how:
•unequal flows of people, money, ideas and technology within global systems - Stability or inequality?
•unequal power relations

3.2.1.3     International trade and access to markets
Global patterns of international trade and investment associated with globalisation.
Trading relationships and patterns
Differential access to markets
The nature and role of transnational corporations (TNCs),
World trade in Bananas
Analysis and assessment of the geographical consequences of global systems

3.2.1.4     Global governance
The emergence and developing role of norms, laws and institutions
Issues associated with attempts at global governance, including how:
Agencies, including the UN
Interactions between the local, regional, national, international and global scales are fundamental to understanding global governance.

3.2.1.5     The 'global commons'
The concept and rights of the ‘global commons’.
Sustainable development & the need to protect the global commons.

3.2.1.5.1 Antarctica as a global common
Outline of the contemporary geography
Threats to Antarctica
Critical appraisal of the developing governance of Antarctica.
The role of NGOs in monitoring threats and enhancing protection of Antarctica.
Analysis and assessment of the geographical consequences of global governance

3.2.1.6     Globalisation critique
The impacts of globalisation to consider the benefits of growth, development, integration, stability against the costs in terms of inequalities, injustice, conflict and environmental impact.

Quizlet revision sets

Dimensions of globalisation

TNCs

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