Tag Archives: Globalisation

The cost of organised crime is now greater than the cost of terrorism, according to the National Crime Agency, according to this BCC News report. Organised crime involves international gangs who traffic people and drugs and engage in cyber crime. … Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in Crime and Deviance | Tagged , | Leave a comment

America’s New Space Force

Despite being a third world country, as  judged many and varied social indicators of development, America is set to spend $8 billion on a new ‘space force‘ over the next 5 years. China and Russia are currently competitors for military … Continue reading

Posted in War and conflict | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Contemporary Sociology: The poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal by the Russian State

The recent ‘russian spy poisoning’ is relevant to many areas of the A-level sociology specification, such as state-crime, globalisation and even consensus and conflict theory. Continue reading

Posted in Contemporary Sociology, Countries, Pot Luck, Sociology in the News | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

International Development – Glossary of Key Concepts

Enrolment Ratio  The percentage  of children enrolled in school in a country Globalisation   The increasing connectedness between societies across the globe. Gross National Product  The total economic value of goods and services produced BY a country, both at home … Continue reading

Posted in Global Development | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Global Gender Inequalities – An Overview

Gender Inequalities in Employment – For every dollar earnt by men, women earn 70-90 cents. Women are less likely to work than men – Globally in 2015 about three quarters of men and half of women participate in the labour … Continue reading

Posted in Sex and gender | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Glencore – The World’s Worst Transnational Corporation?

Glencore is one of the world’s largest commodities companies – it operates in 150 countries extracting natural resources such as iron and copper, but also has interests in  coal and oil, as well as numerous agricultural products. Glencore – key … Continue reading

Posted in Pot Luck, Transnational corporations | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Evidence of Increasing Globalisation

Just a quick round up of some of the evidence/ news items I’ve stumbled across which suggest that globalisation is happening. It’s up to you to decide how valid, reliable and representative this evidence is.  NB – this is also … Continue reading

Posted in Globalisation, Sociology in the News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Global Peace Index – What is it and How Useful Is It?

The Global Peace Index uses 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators to measure the state of peace using three thematic domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security; the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict; the degree of Militarisation. The … Continue reading

Posted in Global Development, Globalisation, War and conflict | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Globalisation – Key Concepts and Definitions

Communism – an economic system in which the means of production are owned in common and wealth distributed according to need. Cosmopolitanism – where people or societies are tolerant of other people’s or societies’ ways of life and values; this … Continue reading

Posted in Globalisation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What is Economic Globalisation?

Economic Globalisation involves the global expansion of international capitalism, free markets and the increase in international trade, a process which has accelerated since the 1950s. Nearly every country on earth now imports and exports more from and to other countries … Continue reading

Posted in Globalisation | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments