6026 An Anthropologist's View: How Does Globalization Work at the Local Scale?

Sunday, February 19, 2012: 8:30 AM
Room 114-115 (VCC West Building)
Sander van der Leeuw , Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
In globalization, isolated communities are connected to larger-scale networks. A complex systems approach describes changing information flows that govern this process, articulation of rural and urban communities, transformation of risk spectra, changes in social networks, and consequences for decision-making. Based on this analysis, the paper characterizes some “tipping points” in the evolution of rural communities, with consequences for an effective management of these disruptions.