Globalization in Latin America

Spring 2018
Juan Carlos Rodriguez
SPAN 3200

What is globalization? Is it a series of economic adjustments that has resulted in the integration of systems of production and financial markets at a world scale?Alternatively, is it a variety of biological, environmental, political and cultural phenomena that go beyond state governments and involve a number of transnational actors, such as religious organizations, multinational corporations, NGOs, media, and civil society? Does globalization imply more homogeneity or diversity? What does it mean to live in a globalized world? In what ways do global processes affect our lives? These are some of the question that inspire this course, which is a study of globalization in Latin America. This course invites students to explore global processes in the Latin American context through the lens of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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