This website will provide an understanding of globalization

Globalization has been researched on many levels and for a very long time, longer than most people would recognize it, because of that almost nobody knows what exactly globalization is, and when it has begun.

The following information is based on research on the field of economic geography.

The knowledge is provided by lectures from the University of California, Berkeley (USA) and the University Hamburg (Germany).

The lecture from Berkeley was called “Economic Geography of the industrial world” and was taught in fall semester 2011. From Hamburg, two lectures have been used: one is, the lecture from fall semester 2010 called “Anthropogeographie B: Wirtschaft und Politik”(engl.: Human Geography B: Economy and Politics), the other lecture is called “Anthropogeogtraphie A: Bevölkerung und Siedlung” (engl.: Human Geography A: Population and Settlement), which was taught in summer semester 2011.

Beside these lectures, some other sources will appear during the text which can be found in the sub-category: “sources”.

The following expresses the specific content:

As an introduction, information about the “geometry of geography” will be given, i.e. the understandings of a geographer, how (s)he sees the world, and in what scales. After that, the big issue globalization will be explained step by step, and in detail. First the following questions will be answered and/or pointed out: What is globalization What characteristics does it have? The question of time (When was the start of globalization? And how does it start?) will be answered by giving an overview of the history of world economy (just the most important aspects). In chronological order information is provided, and as an excurse the integration of the EU will be pointed out. Another important point is the Great Recession. After these aspects, to dive deeper in the information about globalization, the following aspects will be discussed: Global Commodity Chains / Global Production network , Transnational Corporations (examples: VW and Nike), Financial Sector (including Foreign Direct Investment), Maritime Traffic and Port Economy (example port of Hamburg), (G)Localization and Global Cities (example London), Winners and Losers of Globalization (example / phenomena China). As a finish, the issue of new competitions due to globalization and climate change will be pointed out.

A complete structure of this work can be found in the sub-category: "structure". The before mentioned should just give an overview of what is going to appear on this website.