This is a snapshot of my thoughts on this book after just reading it. Of course, the two are not separate.
In fact, this thing is so ordinary that we fail understand how it has helped to create the network of relationships that enable global corporations and individuals to forge transcontinental linkages.
A container ship being loaded by a portainer crane. So what is it? The pace of globalization over the last sixty years has accelerated due to containers; just like canals and railroads defined earlier phases in the development of a global economy.
Geographers refer to this as the Space-Time Convergence. This video for students, part of a TED-ED lesson plannicely demonstrates the concept of globalization and how containers play a vital role in shipping goods around the world.
Economies of scale rely on improved logistics. While the video emphasizes the contributions of the individual inventor Malcolm MacLeanthe historical, economic, and geographic context meant that someone would have made this breakthrough—the modern world necessitated its invention.
The container lends itself to intermodal transportation—a container can be moved by train, ship, and truck seamlessly. This article and video from the New York Times is a great way to show the magnitude of the largest container vessels that drive the global economy. The invention of these containers has changed the geography of global shipping, and so many places.
However, the biggest container ships are too wide to go through the Panama Canal.
There is a lot there to talk about with your students: Will people be displaced? Is there any way to curb the demand and the need for this project? In the video below you can see how old containers can even reshape our housing. Additional Questions to Ponder: How is your life impacted by container shipping?
Ask your students to look at labels of items they use or own.
Discuss how those items may have arrived to the shelves where they were purchased. What are the pros and cons associated with container shipping?
Find Seth on social using ProfessorDixon.Globalization is a fashionable word to describe trends perceived to be dramatically and relentlessly increasing connections and communications among people regardless of nationality and geography.
These trends are a general source of amazement and excitement, often of pleasure, often of fear.
In the. The core drivers of globalization are alive and well, but executives are still grappling with how to seize the opportunities of an interlinked world economy. An ongoing shift in global economic activity from developed to developing economies, accompanied by growth in the number of consumers in.
Globalization has impacted nearly every aspect of modern life and continues to be a growing force in the global economy. While there are a few drawbacks to globalization, most economists agree that it's a force that's both unstoppable and net beneficial to the world economy.
This report from the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Geo-economics maps out the challenges that current geo-economic trends pose for globalisation. Findings show that the rise in strategic competition is reshaping the global economy .
Published: Mon, 5 Dec Globalization is driven by a combination of economic, technological, socio-cultural, political, and biological factors, integrating worldwide government policies and financial markets through trade and exchange of ideas.
How Does Globalization Affect the World Economy? by Andra Picincu - Updated June 25, Globalization is changing the world economy, opening up new opportunities for countries worldwide.