Globalisation, Media Flows and Saturation Coverage

Governance in a Partially Globalized World

Keohane, R O. 2001, ‘Governance in a Partially Globalized World “Presidential Address”, “American Political Science Association, 2000″‘, The American Political Science Review, vol. 95, no. 1, pp. 1-13

This journal article addresses the concept of globalisation and it’s influence on the world that we live in. The article aims to educate its audience on the effects of globalisation, especially on American politics. It discusses the science behind a globalised world and analyses peoples beliefs and values and their effects since globalisation have become more prevalent in American society. Keohane’s writing fulfils the research aim and broadens the ideas of how necessary globalisation is in our society and how it influences parts of our society that many people may not expect, like politics. However, this article has limitations as it’s focus is on America and not the surrounding countries and continents that have allowed globalisation to happen within the country. The article challenges the reader to think about the repercussions of globalisation in our communities, and encourages that further research into more specific segments of the topic is needed.

The anthropology of global flows: A critical reading of Appadurai’s ‘Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy

McC Heyman, J, Campbell, H 2009, ‘The anthropology of global flows: A critical reading of Appadurai’s ‘Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy’, Anthropological Theory, vol 9, no 2, pp. 131-148

The article by McC Heyman and Cambell critically analyses the works of Appadurai and his transformative ideas about global flows. The article is based on the author’s ideas and feelings towards Addadurai’s work and aims to analyse it in a more contemporary mind frame. In the article, it considers, in further detail, global inequalities and boundaries and mission information regarding the global flow network, now that it has been further researched. This article is very useful in the fact that it revitalises the first notions of global flows and the tensions between cultural homogenization and heterogenization and discusses them in a more current context. However, on the other hand, many of the criticisms are just reiterations of the works of Appadurai and reaffirm his original ideas without much further evidence. The journal article is effective in the ways that it acknowledges previous ideas of the key concepts of globalisation and then goes further to explain those concepts in today’s society.

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