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ERIC Number: ED481633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1088-8365
Globalization 101: The Three Tensions of Globalization. Occasional Papers.
Rothenberg, Laurence E.
Issues in Global Education, n176 2002-2003
This paper defines globalization as the acceleration and intensification of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations. The paper states that questions as to globalization's effects on the world would probably be answered in different ways in different countries. It discusses the three tensions of globalization: (1) tension between individual choice and societal choice; (2) tension between free market and government intervention; and (3) tension between local authority and extra- or supra-local authority. The paper points out that the discussion of these tensions can enlighten students without forcing them to abandon their own values. It notes that Globalization 101's approach engages students in thinking about their lives in an international context at an exciting time, with a vast amount of resources available to help them grow and learn as students and citizens. (BT)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY.