Some Definitions of Globalization “Globalization refers to all those processes by which the peoples of the world are incorporated into a single world society, global society” “Globalization can be defined as the intensification of worldwide social relations which link distant localities in such a way that local happening are shaped by events occurring many miles away and vice versa” “Globalization is a historical process, the result of human innovation and technological progress. It refers to the increasing integration of economies around the world, particularly through trade and financial flows. The term sometimes also refers to the movement of people (labor) and knowledge (technology) across international borders. There are also broader cultural, political and environmental dimensions of globalization” “… characteristics of globalization trend include the internationalizing of production, the new international division of labor, new migratory movements from South to North, the new competitive environment that accelerates these processes, and the internationalizing of the state …making states into agencies of the globalizing world” “Globalization refers to the processes whereby social relations acquire relatively distance-less and borderless qualities, so that human lives are increasingly played out in the world as a single place” “Globalization is what we the Third World have for several centuries called colonization.” DIMENSIONS OF GLOBALIZATION Each of the social sciences looks at a special aspect of the whole system of interdependent parts that constitutes our world system -- it's like viewers of a great house or city who find a window of opportunity and peer through it. What they see is quite real, but only part of the whole. Each discipline constructs a concept of globalization that reflects its special point of view:
Economics: globalization = trade, money, corporations, banking, capital Political science: globalization =...
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