Re-constructing the world map

April 16, 2007

Let me bring a bit of simplicity in the debate (don’t laugh!).

The problem with positivist academic approaches (such as Realism, Liberalism and Marxism) is that they try to give a definite answer, to draw a general law out of a specific observation. In the process they remove the specifics of the circumstances, they take their conclusion out of context.

Well, context is everything!

Here is a challenge to some of the popular idea around globalization and a reminder for all of us that we should check from time to time the basic assumptions and facts behind our theoretical perspectives.

www.gapminder.org
The video is 20minutes long and can be seen in full screen through the google video icon.

Enjoy!

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