Tag Archives: Globalisation

Trends in Global Wealth Inequality and Poverty

Global wealth inequality is increasing, but how can we explain this, is this is a problem, and what could we do to make the world a more equal place? Trends in Global Wealth Inequality and Poverty According to the 2016 Global Wealth Report … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Political Appointments – TNCs to shape U.S. Social Policy?

Trump’s political appointments seem to illustrate an extreme neoliberal approach to politics – those who are successful at business are being placed into senior positions in the U.S. political system which will allow them more power to shape domestic and … Continue reading

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Globalisation, Global Criminal Networks and Crime

Introduction Anthony Giddens (1990) defines globalisation as ‘the intensification of worldwide social relations which link distant localities in such a way that local happenings are shaped be events occurring many miles away and vice versa. David Held (1992) sees globalisation … Continue reading

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Capitalism, Globalisation and Crime

Ian Taylor, writing from a socialist perspective, argues that economic globalisation (basically the spread of Capitalism) has led to more crimes being committed by elites – crimes which go unnoticed in the West In ‘The Political Economy of Crime’ (1998) … Continue reading

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Postmodern and Late Modern Criminology

A Summary sheet covering post and late modern theories of crime – focusing on Jock Young’s ‘Vertigo of Late Modernity’, the cultural criminology of Katz and Lyng (edgework), and Foucault’s concept of discplinary power and the shift to control through … Continue reading

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Anthony Giddens’ Runaway World – A Summary

There has been a considerable amount of research and theorising into globalisation and its consequences over the past decade, yet little of this has filtered down to students of A level Sociology. This article aims to address this by summarizing … Continue reading

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Sociological Perspectives on Increasing Immigration to the UK

This post looks at the recent increase in net migration to the UK, and at some of the reasons for increasing immigration in particular, including push and pull factors. It also looks at some of the consequences of increasing migration … 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 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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