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  Globalization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some maintain that globalization is an imagined geography; that is, a political tool of ruling neo-liberalists, who are attempting to use certain images and discourses of world politics to justify their political agendas.
A consequence of economic globalization is increasing relations among members of an industry in different parts of the world (globalization of an industry), with a corresponding erosion of national sovereignty in the economic sphere.
Globalization also means cross-border management activities or development processes to adapt to the emergence of a globalized market or to seek and realize benefit from economies of scale or scope or from cross-border learning among different country-based organizations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Globalization   (3789 words)

 Globalization - Entry from Oxford Companion to Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Globalization too has to be understood as a multidimensional process which is not reducible to an economic logic and which has differential impacts across the world's regions and upon individual states.
Contemporary globalization is associated with a transformation of state power as the roles and functions of states are re-articulated, reconstituted and re-embedded at the intersection of globalizing and regionalising networks and systems.
The impact of globalization is mediated significantly by a state's position in global political, military and economic hierarchies; its domestic economic and political structures; the institutional pattern of domestic politics; and specific government as well as societal strategies for contesting, managing or ameliorating globalizing imperatives.
www.polity.co.uk /global/globocp.htm   (3375 words)

 Globalization entry / inflected with postcolonialism
Globalization remains a term employed primarily in the social sciences, where it is used to describe contemporary Western experience (whether it realizes this or not), while postcolonial studies are rooted in the humanities and focus on the experiences and practices of non-Western countries, especially as they relate to Western cultural, economic and political domination.
Although globalization and postcolonial studies are thus related, it would nevertheless be a mistake to simply subsume globalization into postcolonial studies, or, on the contrary, to simply see globalization as an alternate term for postcolonialism—the name for postcolonial studies in the twenty-first century.
On the other hand, the discourses surrounding globalization may be able to push postcolonial studies to consider more fully the impact of contemporary global economics and mass communications technologies on contemporary reality, as well as the radically disembedded character of contemporary identities and cultures which necessitates the elaboration of new models of power and resistance.
www.humanities.mcmaster.ca /~szeman/global.htm   (3134 words)

Globalization refers to increased possibilities for action between and among people in situations where latitudinal and longitudinal location seems immaterial to the social activity at hand.
Globalization refers to those processes whereby geographically distant events and decisions impact to a growing degree on “local” university life.
Globalization in this sense is a matter of degree since any given social activity might influence events more or less faraway: even though a growing number of activities seems intermeshed with events in distant continents, certain human activities remain primarily local or regional in scope.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/globalization   (5076 words)

Globalization is a new reality, an economic, political and socio-cultural phenomenon which has an increasing impact on the way enterprises function whether at the local or global level.
Globalization is also now a hotly debated subject with its myriad of pro globalization supporters and anti globalization opponents.This page lists and rates Internet resources related to the process of globalization.
Globalization is a bi annual academic journal devoted to the examination of social, political, economic, and technological globalization.
www.enterweb.org /global.htm   (1268 words)

Globalization – the growing integration of economies and societies around the world – has been one of the most hotly-debated topics in international economics over the past few years.
But globalization has also generated significant international opposition over concerns that it has increased inequality and environmental degradation.
Globalization has helped reduce poverty in a large number of developing countries but it must be harnessed better to help the world's poorest, most marginalized countries improve the lives of their citizens, says a new World Bank research report published today.
www1.worldbank.org /economicpolicy/globalization   (303 words)

 the theory and experience of globalization
While with globalization the power of national governments over macro-economic forces may have been limited in recent years, the services and support they provide for their citizens have been seen as a considerable opportunity for corporations.
Of course, there are issues related to globalization that do connect with imperialism (the history of conquests, colonialism, and alien rule remains relevant today in many ways), and a postcolonial understanding of the world has its merits.
Globalization in the sense of connectivity in economic and cultural life across the world, is of a different order to what has gone before.
www.infed.org /biblio/globalization.htm   (5355 words)

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Globalization is a word that most of us hear often without really knowing what it means.
When you feel you have a basic understanding of globalization, move on to one of the reports at CQ Researcher that involve globalization.
You are writing this essay for publication in a fictional publication called "Perspectives on Globalization." The audience who reads this publication are well-read, highly-educated people who demand the very best in well-written, well-researched articles on their favorite subject matter.
collegewriting.us /1102/Globalization.aspx   (609 words)

 Understanding the Face of Globalization: Globalization
Global Exchange is a human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world.
The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) is an alliance of sixty leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization.
Mobilization for Global Justice is a progressive network that works against economic globalization, and supports debt cancellation for the poorest countries.
www.uwm.edu /Dept/CIE/Resources/globalization/globalgen.html   (963 words)

From a humanist perspective, globalization entails both positive and negative consequences: it is both narrowing and widening the income gaps among and within nations, intensifying and diminishing political domination, and homogenizing and pluralizing cultural identities.
Gill: Globalization is contributing to the emergence of a differently constituted self and social morality: a self and a social morality which no longer needs to situate itself within a progress narrative.
Yet, because globalization is an ambivalent and uneven process, some sections of the society are feeling cheated and displaced by change and are increasingly attracted to right-wing and fundamentalist ideas and movements which want to return to old certainties.
www2.hawaii.edu /~fredr/glocon.htm   (14756 words)

 Globalisation - Robinson Rojas: Capitalist Economic Terrorism - Globalization.- Mondialisation, , Education for ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Globalization (the increasing degree of economic interaction among countries) and liberalization (reductions in government intervention in markets, partly with respect to international interaction but also more generally) are two of the defining features of the last couple of decades.
Global growth: 2004 was a record for developing country growth, but activity began to slow in the second half and this slowing trend is expected to continue through 2007.
In this study just published by the IMF the authors state that globalisation may actually increase the risk of financial crisis in the developing world and, more importantly, there is no empirical evidence that globalisation has a significative positive effect on growth.
www.rrojasdatabank.org /dev3000.htm   (4486 words)

 Globalization, Measuring Globalization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is impossible to measure a nebulous concept like globalization precisely, but increasing interconnectedness is readily apparent in a host of economic, demographic, technological, and cultural changes.
The author looks at three historically significant moments of the last century--1913, 1955, and 1998--and compares the relative economic weight of the world's nations and regions.
Foreign Policy's "globalization index" examines the extent of global connectedness based on indicators such as direct foreign investment, international travel and internet use.
globalpolicy.igc.org /globaliz/charts   (328 words)

 Monthly Review — Essays on Globalization
The “Washington Consensus” is the claim that global neoliberalism and core finance capital’s economic control of the periphery and the entire world by means of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only realistic alternative to misery and disaster.
Opponents of the damaging consequences of really existing globalization, from left as well as from liberal perspectives, are divided on the appropriate response to it.
The globalization hypothesis asserts that there has been a rapid and recent change in the nature of economic relations among national economies which have lost much of their distinct claim to separate internally driven development, and that domestic economic management strategies have become ineffective to the point of irrelevance.
www.monthlyreview.org /mrglobal.htm   (2082 words)

 Category:Globalization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Globalization (or globalisation) is a social change, an increased connectivity among societies and their elements due to transculturation; the explosive evolution of transport and communication technologies to facilitate international cultural and economic exchange.
The main article for this category is Globalization.
There are 2 subcategories shown below (more may be shown on subsequent pages).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Globalization   (116 words)

 YaleGlobal Online Magazine
Debate abounds over whether globalization is good or bad for the self, the family, the nation, and the world.
Some people argue that the world is no more globalized than it was in the waning days of the British Empire, but some see an information revolution that is unparalleled in history and widespread in its implications.
Globalization encourages policies that improve the lives of many
yaleglobal.yale.edu /globalization   (273 words)

 International Forum on Globalization
Representing over 60 organizations in 25 countries, the International Forum on Globalization associates come together out of a shared concern that the world's corporate and political leadership is undertaking a restructuring of global politics and economics that may prove as historically significant as any event since the Industrial Revolution.
This restructuring is happening at tremendous speed, with little public disclosure of the profound consequences affecting democracy, human welfare, local economies, and the natural world.
Alternatives to Economic Globalization [A Better World is Possible], provides detailed alternatives to the current rules and institutions of economic globalization.
www.ifg.org   (358 words)

 Documents Relating to the Process of Globalization
"Globalization and Global Disinflation," Kenneth Rogoff, Economic Counselor and Director, Research Department, International Monetary Fund, Paper prepared for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City conference on "Monetary Policy and Uncertainty: Adapting to a Changing Economy" Jackson Hole, WY, August 29, 2003
Michael G. Carew, Baruch College, “Globalization, Empire, and Imperialism in Historical Perspective: The Dilemma of American Economic Imperialism, 1929-1945” at the Conference on "Globalization, Empire, and Imperialism in Historical Perspective," Chapel Hill, NC, June 1-4, 2006
Robbie Robertson, University of the South Pacific, “The Quiet Revolution: Globalization, Imperialism, and Development”at the Conference on "Globalization, Empire, and Imperialism in Historical Perspective," Chapel Hill, NC, June 1-4, 2006
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/globaliz.htm   (1575 words)

 Open Directory - Computers: Software: Globalization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Globalization Research Center - Offers CIO's own knowledge about global business strategy and IT with the best outside resources from corporations, media, governments, and consultancies.
Localisation Industry Standard Association - LISA is the premier organization for the globalization, internationalization, and localization industries (GIL), providing best practice, business guidelines, and multilingual communication standards.
Sun Microsystems - Software Globalization Technical Topic - Offers resource material; sample code, downloads, testing tools, and links for developers to learn more about globalization and internationalization.
dmoz.org /Computers/Software/Globalization   (183 words)

 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The goal of this program is to provide a fact-based picture of globalization by studying specific industries.
Grants have been made over the years to study company location decisions and the effects of these decisions on the company's competitive position in a number of industries: computer flat display, auto, computer disk drive, semiconductor manufacturing, personal computer, and computer software.
In addition to articles in leading academic journals, industry studies researchers have produced several outstanding books on globalization topics over the years.
www.sloan.org /programs/stndrd_global.shtml   (472 words)

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