Option A: Effects of Globalization on Cities and Communities Option A will require you to develop a research-based and well-written responsive essay concerning the effects of globalization on cities and communities. There is much research on the topic of globalization; however, you should be able to synthesize the wealth of information and to present a clear and well-researched responsive essay. Develop a responsive essay that addresses (at a minimum) the following: -Define globalization. -Discuss the historical origin of globalization -Identify at least one theoretical perspective used to analyze globalization. -Discuss general dimensions of globalization (please access the link below for an explanation of the general dimensions, which are interconnection, intensity, integration and institutionalization, pace, and level of impact). -Identify major debates concerning globalization (e.g., hyperglobalizers; transformationalists). -How have social institutions (or processes) in cities been affected by globalization? (Here, you can discuss what some call “dimensions”. These include: the economy, politics, culture, technology and international trade relations). -What are some successes, failures, and consequences of globalization? Identify current and/or future trends of globalization and its effect on cities. Formatting Be sure to follow all requirements concerning citations and requirements for submitting a well-developed responsive essay. Please single space your response. You can use the questions as an outline (or format) for your responses.
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