Monthly Archives: September 2015

Modernisation Theory (Development and Underdevelopment)

Modernisation Theory Historical Context (1940s and 50s) By the end of WW2 it had become clear that despite exposure to Capitalism many of the countries of the South had failed to develop. In this context, in the late 1940s, Modernisation … Continue reading

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The Traditionalist View of Globalisation

Traditionalism – Globalisation is exaggerated 1. Trade is not truly global, it is regional. For example, about 60% of EU trade is within the EU. And Sub Saharan Africa is largely left out of global trade flows 2. Transnational Corporations … Continue reading

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The Transformationalist View of Globalisation

The Transformationalist View of Globalisation 1. ‘Trade’ has many complex formations. So it is difficult to say that it is either good or bad. Besides Free Trade, Fair Trade is expanding, and there is also illegal trade – in drugs … Continue reading

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The Pessimist View of Globalisation

Global Pessimism – Globalisation is mostly negative 1. Increased trade has had unequal benefits. Mainly Europe and America, lately Asia have benefited, but most of Sub Saharan Africa is largely left behind. The graph outlining economic growth since 1800 in … Continue reading

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The Optimist View of Globalisation

The optimist view is that globalisation is an unstoppable force, and mostly a beneficial one way process through which western ideals are transferred to other parts of the world This summary is designed for A level sociology students studying the … Continue reading

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Explaining Why so many Young Adults Live with Their Parents

You might like this video version of some of the material discussed below According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2011, nearly 3.0 million adults aged between 20 and 34 were living with a parent or parents, an increase … Continue reading

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