29 year old Selina Uttankar begins her journey from the small fishing village of Manori at 04.45, early enough to get to the main fish market to sell her goods. Travelling by ferry, autorickshaw, train, bus and on foot through the city's streets and beach front, she makes the 12-hour return journey through Elphinstone and Bandra to sell seafood three times each week.
Mohammed Muslim, 70, begins his 14 hour day in Colaba, in South Mumbai and delivers to Cuffe Parade, Post Office, Badhwar Park and Colaba Market. His packages range from post and paper to plastic and bread. A cyclist in what is becoming more and more a landscape of cars, Muslim navigates the busy roads, interchanges and pedestrian blocked neighbourhoods on bike and by foot covering over 25 km every day.
About this talk: Historian and diplomat Joseph Nye gives us the 30,000-foot view of the shifts in power between China and the US, and the global implications as economic, political and "soft" power shifts and moves around the globe.
About Joseph Nye: The former assistant secretary of defense and former dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Joseph Nye offers sharp insights into the way nations take and cede power.
University of Westminster Migrations and Identities Interdisciplinary Research Group: ‘Metropolis in Flux: Contemporary Cultural Migrations in London’
This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore how migrations and their representations have shaped London in the past decade, with a particular interest in ‘… links between questions of residence, mobility, communication and cultural consumption in the construction of identities.’ (David Morley, Home Territories, 2000)
On May 24, the nations of South America signed a treaty to create Unasur, a regional parliament that builds upon the trading agreements Mercosur and the Andean Community, but also may coordinate common military defense actions. <Read the article here >
This is a presentation of the approach of Prof. T. K. Oommen about the cultural, political, and social aspects of the process of globalization. It was recorded at the Sociological Department, Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg (Germany ) on May 23, 2000 by Bernd Remmele and Markus Jenki. Dr. Frank Welz and Dr. Anand Kumar conducted the discussion with Prof. Oommen for this recording.
RAVI R. GHADGE
Centre for the Study of Social Systems
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
The aim of this paper was to describe the present phenomenon of globalization in terms of globalization of capital and the dynamics of the industrial production. We also looked at the various challenges globalization has thrown to the trade unions in developing countries and lastly we have tried to look at the case of India to briefly highlight the process of globalization and its effects especially on labour.