As a subject of extensive scholarship and a potent political buzzword, globalization is a deeply polarizing concept that inspires conflicting views about its effects. In the United States, popular debate often describes globalization as having uniformly positive or negative impacts on the country’s economic health. This line of reasoning is employed particularly with respect to shifts in the labor market and its implications on Americans’ economic prosperity. This reasoning, however, is not a theoretically sound or an empirically useful way to describe and understand the economic impact of globalization, for it implies that a complex, multifaceted phenomenon produces uniform results (whether positive or negative) and neglects consideration of factors that mediate the impact of globalization. This binary approach, moreover, leads to highly simplified explanations of the current social, economic and political divisions in the United States.
Dr. Shaheen Mozaffar, Thesis Advisor
Dr. Inkyoung Kim, Committee Member
Dr. Rachel Navarre, Committee Member
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Smoske, Marina. (2018). Examining The Varied Impacts of Economic Globalization: A Comparative Analysis of Four American States. In BSU Honors Program Theses and Projects. Item 428. Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/honors_proj/428
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