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Modernization
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The far-reaching process by which nations pass from traditional forms of social organization toward those characteristic of post-Industrial Revolution societies
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Colonialism
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The maintenance of political, social, economic and cultural dominance over a people by a foreign power for an extended period.
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Neocolonialism
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Continuing dependence of former colonies on foreign countries.
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World Systems Analysis
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A view of the global economic system as one divided between certain industrialized nations that control wealth and developing countries that are controlled and exploited.
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Dependency Theory
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An approach contending that industrialized nations continue to exploit developing countries for their own gain.
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Globalization
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The worldwide integration of government policies, cultures, social movements, and financial markets through trade and the exchange of ideas.
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Multinational Corporation
Definition
A commercial organization that is headquartered in one country but does business throughout the world.
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Gross National Product (GNP)
Definition
The value of a nation's goods and services
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Borderlands
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The area of common culture along the border between Mexico and the United States.
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Remittances
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The monies that immigrants return to their families of origin. Also called migradollars.
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Human Rights
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Universal moral rights possessed by all people because they are human.