[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Monday, 20 February 2006, 10:56 GMT
The New Rules of the Game
First broadcast February 2006

Technological innovation, chinese people at computers

Over the past decade the term "globalisation" has come to characterise the predominant trend in world affairs.

But what exactly does it mean?

In this three-part series, the BBC's Diplomatic Correspondent Jonathan Marcus explores the fundamental shifts in the global system since the end of the Cold War.

Part One: May the force be with you

In the first of three programmes Jonathan Marcus travels to China and the United States to explore the sinews that bind the new globalised world together.

He examines what is meant by "globalisation"; where did it come from and how has it evolved?

What is the relationship between technological change and globalisation?

Is it really, as its advocates suggest, a force for good?


Terms of Use
The BBC Podcasts are for your personal non-commercial use only.

All title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in and to the BBC Podcasts shall remain the property of the BBC or third parties.

You may not edit, alter, adapt or add to the BBC Podcast in any way. The BBC Podcasts are made available by the BBC on an "as is" and "as available" basis and the BBC gives no warranty of any kind in relation to the BBC Podcast.

To the maximum extent permitted by law the BBC will not be liable for any loss or damage which you may suffer as a result of or connected to the download or use of the BBC Podcasts

See the full BBC Podcast: Standard Licence Terms here.


THREE WAYS TO LISTEN AGAIN
or subscribe to the series of podcasts - copy the url in the field below to your podcast software:
Need help? Find out more about downloading mp3s and how to subscribe to a podcast.
This service is part of the BBC Download Trial and we'd appreciate your feedback.



PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific