Regionalization and Regionalism Quiz

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What is one major way in which the internet and social media have challenged traditional media?

Democratized access to information

Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a common abuse facilitated by social media according to the text?


What is described as the biggest threat to media globalization in the contemporary world?

Manipulation of public opinion through intimidation

Which term is used in the text to describe the process of spreading false information intentionally?


What should media users do to combat rampant abuses like online 'trolling' and disinformation?

Remain vigilant and learn how to distinguish fact from falsehood

What is the main difference between regionalization and regionalism?

Regionalization focuses on economic flows, while regionalism involves political cooperation among countries.

Why do countries form regional associations according to the text?

To protect their independence from superpower politics.

What contemporary challenge to regionalism is highlighted in the text?

Resurgence of militant nationalism and populism.

Which reason is NOT mentioned in the text as a motivation for countries to form regional associations?

To create differing visions of regionalism for mutual benefit.

What compelled Greece to consider leaving the EU according to the text?

Anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe.

Which scenario resulted from a populist campaign against Europe?

'Brexit' where Britain considered leaving the EU.

Where are most of the 800 million individuals living in extreme poverty located?

Asia, Africa, and Latin America

What term is used to refer to the rich countries in the text?


Which of the following best describes the economic conditions of the rich countries mentioned in the text?

Becoming richer

What issue has the poor world (South) been unable to eliminate according to the text?

Poverty, hunger, disease, squalor, and ignorance

Which regions are specifically mentioned as belonging to the poor world (South) in the text?

Africa, Asia, Latin America

What type of global divide is emphasized in the provided text?

Economic divide between countries

According to Jack Lule as cited in Claudio and Abinales (2018), what is media primarily considered as?

A means of conveying something

Which type of media involves the distribution of audio or video content to a dispersed audience via electronic mass communications?

Broadcast media

Why is media highly useful according to the text?

It contributes to human entertainment and instruction

What is the importance of media for political and economic actors according to the text?

They rely on it for survival

How does the text describe media globalization?

The worldwide integration of media through cross-cultural exchange of ideas

What does technological globalization refer to based on the text?

The cross-cultural development and exchange of technology

What is the main focus of global governance according to Liberals?

Shaping the process of globalization

Which event is cited as playing a role in strengthening Asian regionalism through shared interests and vulnerabilities?

The 1997/98 financial crisis

What examples do Liberals typically use to support their claim about states' capacity to solve common problems?

Examples of the EU and Washington Consensus institutions

How have Asian economies grown closer together according to the text?

Through shared economic success and cooperation

Which countries are mentioned as contributing to the strengthening of ties among Asian economies?

PRC and India

What was the impact of the 1997/98 financial crisis on Asian regionalism?

It highlighted shared interests and vulnerabilities, prompting greater regional cooperation

Study Notes

Global Divides: The North and the South

  • The gap between rich and poor countries has widened, with 800 million individuals living in extreme poverty, mostly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
  • The unfair distribution of global wealth and income has created two distinct worlds: the rich North and the poor South.
  • The South has not been able to eliminate poverty, hunger, disease, squalor, and ignorance, and their social and economic conditions have worsened.

History of Global Politics: Creating an International Order

  • Since the 1990s, liberals have claimed that global governance has become a prominent feature of global politics as a response to and an attempt to shape the process of globalization.
  • Global governance has grown through the increase in the number and importance of international organizations (IOs).
  • Examples of global governance include the EU and the Washington Consensus institutions.

Asian Regionalism

  • Asian regionalism is the result of economic interaction, not political planning.
  • Successful, outward-oriented growth strategies have led to Asian economies growing richer and closer together.
  • New technological trends and the rise of the PRC and India have strengthened ties among Asian economies.
  • The 1997/98 financial crisis highlighted Asia's shared interests and common vulnerabilities, leading to regional cooperation.

Regionalization and Regionalism

  • Regionalization refers to the regional concentration of economic flows.
  • Regionalism is a political process characterized by economic policy cooperation and coordination among countries.
  • Countries form regional associations for several reasons, including military defense, pooling resources, protecting independence from superpower politics, and responding to economic crises.

Contemporary Challenges to Regionalism

  • Resurgence of militant nationalism and populism.
  • Financial crises, such as the Greek crisis and Brexit.
  • Countries' disagreement over the extent to which members should sacrifice their sovereignty for regional stability.

Media and Globalization

  • Media is a means of conveying information, with types including print, broadcast, and digital media.
  • Media is highly useful and essential for institutions, including political and economic actors.
  • Media globalization refers to the worldwide integration of media through the cross-cultural exchange of ideas.
  • Social media has democratized access and challenged previous ideas about media and globalization.
  • The spread of disinformation and propaganda through social media has become a significant threat to media globalization.

Test your knowledge on the concepts of regionalization and regionalism, as well as the reasons why countries form regional associations. This quiz is based on a module from Technological University of the Philippines Visayas for educational purposes only.

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