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Globalization is creating rapid and worldwide changes in communication, politics, and patterns of human migration
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Globalization Supporting Comparative Advantage in Economies
Globalization is a process fueled by, and resulting in, increasing cross-border flows of goods, services, money, people, information, and culture (Held et al. 1999:16). Stephen Kobrin (1997:147-148) describes globalization as driven not by foreign trade and investment but by increasing technological scale and information flows. Sometimes it appears loosely associated with neo-liberalism and with technocratic solutions to economic development and reform (Evans 1997). But the term is also linked to cross-border advocacy networks and organizations defending human rights, the environment, women's rights and world peace (Sikkink 1998). The environmental movement, in particular, has raised the banner of globalism in its struggle for a clean planet, as in its "Think Global, Act Local" slogan. Thus, globalization is often constructed as an impersonal and inevitable force in order to justify certain policies or behaviors.
Globalization," has been defined in a variety of alternative ways including:
An economic orientation of globalization being "the growing economic interdependence of countries worldwide through the increasing volume and variety of cross-border transactions in goods and services and of international capital flows, and also through the more rapid and widespread diffusion of technology." (World Economic Outlook 1997)
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