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Geopolitical & Economic Risks


Explain how technological and globalising processes create new geopolitical and economic risks for individuals and societies

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Geopolitical & Economic Risks


Explain how technological and globalising processes create new geopolitical and economic risks for individuals and societies

How technological and globalising processes create new geopolitical and economic risks for individuals and societies

KEY CONCEPT

 
 

THREATS TO INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES

Hacking, identity theft and the implications of surveillance for personal freedoms

Hacking threatens democracy

Hacking threatens democracy

Identity theft on the rise

Identity theft on the rise

Surveillance increasingly owned by private companies

Surveillance increasingly owned by private companies

 

Political, economic and physical risks to global supply chain flows

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THREATS TO THE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SOVEREIGNTY OF STATES

Sovereignty is the full right and power of a governing body over itself, without any interference from outside sources or bodies.


Profit repatriation and tax avoidance by TNCs and wealthy individuals

 

Disruptive technological innovations, such as drones and 3D printing 

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Renewed Nationalism


Explain the correlation between increased globalisation and renewed nationalism/tribalisation

Renewed Nationalism


Explain the correlation between increased globalisation and renewed nationalism/tribalisation

 
 
Nationalism is a political, social, and economic system characterized by the promotion of the interests of a particular nation, especially with the aim of gaining and maintaining sovereignty (self-governance) over the homeland.
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NATIONALISM IN EUROPE

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Nationalism is on the rise in Europe and the rest of the world. While nationalism has been present throughout history, this recent rise has been attributed to growing disparity and threats to sovereignty associated with neoliberal policies linked to globalisation.

 

TASK

  1. Name 3 examples of nationalist parties in Europe and outline the main reasons for rising nationalism in the context of globalisation

  2. Scan read one of the articles below to highlight key words

  3. Read again and summarise the main arguments for and against globalisation

 

Easy

Hard

 

2 examples to illustrate geopolitical tension/conflict

CHINA - USA TRADE WAR

Explain how globalisation and free trade have contributed to escalating tensions between the USA and China.

 
 

GREAT BRITAIN AND THE EU - BREXIT

Explain how globalisation led to tension between Great Britain and the EU, how this led to Brexit and the role of nationalist political parties in this change

 

REVIEW

Examine the extent to which globalisation is responsible for increasing nationalism. [16 marks]

In pairs, complete an essay planner using information from today’s lesson.