Understanding Globalisation

"Our day-to-day activities are increasingly influenced by events happening on the other side of the world. Conversely, local lifestyle habits have become globally consequential. Thus my decision to buy a certain item of clothing has implications not only for the international division of labour but for the earth's ecosystems." (Giddens 1994)

1. Read the entry text beside by (Schirato et al. 2003) (estimated time: 45'):

2. Read this talk with Anthony Giddens on the second globalisation debate:

3. Download and read the four articles beside:

Can we conserve and guide our local lifestyle habits or are we at the mercy of the globalisation process?

Can globalisation serve the interests of sustainable development?

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