4.2 Global networks and flows

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4.2 Global networks and flows

Geographic inquiry: How different places become interconnected by global interactions

  • An overview of contemporary global networks and flows:
    • global trade in materials, manufactured goods and services
    • an overview of international aid, loans and debt relief
    • international remittances from economic migrants
    • illegal flows, such as trafficked people, counterfeit goods and narcotics
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and outsourcing by transnational corporations (TNCs), and ways in which this networks places and markets
    • Two contrasting detailed examples of TNCs and their global strategies and supply chains