How global power and influence varies spatially


  • What is globalization?
  • List different types of global interactions
  • What factors influence how a place is globalized?
  • How does global power and influence vary spatially?
  • How do different places become interconnected by global interactions?
  • How do politics, technology and physical processes influence global interactions?
  • What is the core periphery model?
  • How does globalization influence culture?



  • Who is the driver of globalization?
  • What are the negative consequences of globalization?
  • What is the impact on culture?
  • What are the benefits?
  • Who are the winners?
  • Who are the losers?






  • What is America’s role in a globalized world?
  • What are the consequences of America being the only super power?
  • What other country is becoming a superpower? What are the possible consequences?





Exercise: have a look at my Diigo or a podcast and look for an article that interests you, and discusses one of the following issues:

  • culture / diaspora /
  • uncontacted / remote society
  • migration
  • cybersecurity / cybercrime / privacy / Government surveillance /government control
  • smart city
  • nationalism /right-wing / populism
  • women / empowerment
  • anti-globalization
  • TBP Transboundary pollution
  • superpower
  • ISIS / Tribalization
  • Technology / internet / mobile phones / social media /social networks
  • climate change / environment
  • outsourcing
  • agribusiness
  • development
  • tax heavens / money
  • free trade
  • protectionism
  • Transport
  • Glocalization
  • cultural imperialism

You will give a 60 second resume of your article and place your main topic here.

Debate: You will create a team of 3 or 4 and debate some one the following statements. You will each be experts in your field and help your group with arguments and supporting examples to debate the following statements. You should therefore create teams with a wide range of expertise. 

Write down your team members here

Debate arguments:

  • “Global interactions have helped reduce disparities between places.” 
  • “International interactions always result in the homogenization of culture.” 

  • “Global interactions have made the world a richer place but not a fairer place.”

  • “Environmental degradation is the inevitable outcome of global economic interactions.”

  • “Every country will eventually lose its distinctive national identity as a result of global interactions.”

  • “Global interactions have brought only negative impacts to human landscapes and physical environments everywhere.”

  • “National governments cannot control global interactions.”

  • “Global interactions have made the world less safe”