Globalization and Spatial Mobilities
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Globalization and Spatial Mobilities

Commodities and People, Capital, Information and Technology

Aharon Kellerman

Presenting a comparative examination of five major voluntary global movements: commodities, people, capital, information and technology, this book traces and develops discussions of globalization and spatial mobility. The book further covers the means and media used for these mobilities: ports and ships, airports and airplanes, international banking electronic media, and the Internet, telephony and TV. Two concluding chapters focus on the mobile globe, highlighting present and future global mobility in general, and the relationships among the five global mobilities, in particular.
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Chapter 11: Global mobilities: patterns and relationships

Aharon Kellerman

Abstract

This chapter attempts to highlight global mobilities from several perspectives: the effects of global mobilities, the current overall geographical patterns of global mobilities and the relationships among the five major global mobilities: commodities, people, capital, information and knowledge. The chapter further attempts to portray briefly the features of the connected globe. The observations, which are made throughout this chapter, are based on the conception that the five leading global mobilities involve varying scales of the strata of human life: nations for trade, companies for trade, tourism, finance, information and technology, and individuals for tourism, finance, information and knowledge. The chapter begins with a review of some major impacts of global mobilities and it continues with geographical and mobility patterns for global mobilities. The highlighting of the interrelationships among global mobilities follow these two expositions. The chapter concludes the comparative discussions of global mobilities with a brief presentation of some major features of the interconnected globe.

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