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Introduction to the week

Week 1 addresses two big questions: what is globalisation and why is it so controversial?

Much of our time this week will be spent listening to a wide range of voices sharing their experiences with globalisation.

No definition of globalisation is perfect – indeed people often use the word precisely because it has so many different meanings – but at the end of the week, we’ll try to develop a workable definition of globalisation.

You will then have a chance to point out anything you think the workable definition leaves out and discuss with other learners.

What do you think? Share your definition of globalisation.

Try to get your definition down to 25 words or fewer.

Read and discuss the definitions that other learners post.

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This article is from the free online course:

International Affairs: Globalisation

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies