Students analyze the integration of countries into the world economy and the information, technological, and communications revolutions (e.g., television, satellites, computers).


How has the post–Cold War world and globalization facilitated extremist and terrorist organizations? Download Primary Source Set: Terrorism


Maqualidoras in Northern Mexico

One effect of globalization has been the creation of maquiladoras, owned by transnational corporations but operating in Mexico, generally along the border with the United States. This case study of maquiladoras offers students the opportunity to analyze a complex problem that has no easy solution. Its goal is to get them to view the costs and opportunities of globalization from the perspective of Mexico as a nation and from the individual perspectives of Mexican managers, workers, and activists.