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What are the implications of globalization for international order?

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What are the implications of globalization for international order? Globalization is a very popular concept very much talked about in the world today. It is considered by many to be interdependence and cooperation between states. Therefore, one can assume that globalization can have a positive affect on international order as all states would cooperate and have the same interests and that would lead to peaceful international relations and the enforcement of international order. Firstly, I shall start my essay by formally defining both the globalization and international order. I shall do this by giving my definition of both terms and put forward the name of a few scholars and their definitions. I will then talk about the implications of globalization for international order once again by putting forward the arguments of a few scholars, evaluating these arguments. Finally, I will conclude my essay by writing about my own beliefs taken from what I have read and the way I have interpreted my readings. I am hoping to conclude that globalization can have positive and negative consequences for international order as it is possibly good for the world economy but can also lead to inequality, that inequality leading to instability and preventing international order. ...read more.


An argument put forward by Stanley Hoffman is that "order in international relations consists of formal or informal rules that allow for the moderation of disputes and for a measure of security and stability."6 David Armstrong argues that "order denotes stability and regularity in the pattern of assumptions, rules and practices that are accepted as legitimate among the members of a given society and that concern the mechanisms of and the limits to the process of change within that society."7 Having read the arguments of the scholars above I have come to the conclusion that the basic concept of international order is to bring about stability and security in international relations. Bearing in mind that one of the major implications of globalisation is that it promotes inequality among states I believe that it is not wrong to assume that one of the implications of globalisation for international order is that it causes instability. The concept of globalization today is to turn the world into a "global communication" agency that covers most of the global issues. In other words to make all the countries of the world integrated so that one country's problem would be every other country's problem therefore pressure them to provide help. ...read more.


When first writing this essay I though that I would find a middle ground and have a two sided argument providing a balanced essay however the more I read about globalization the more I came to a biased conclusion that globalisation brings about inequality and that some get advantaged by it and others get severely disadvantaged by it and end up worse that they started off. I perfect example of this is Indonesia. The world bank helped Indonesia by giving them a great sum of money that was supposed to "help" the country develop however the money given to them benefited world capitalism and the richer countries became richer by that loan as the people in Indonesia had to work very hard to pay off the loan and the huge taxes that came with it, the level of production of the country decreased, people couldn't afford to eat as well as they used to and therefore got exhausted very quickly and became incapable of working as hard as they used to. As a result of this the country became poorer than it was before it got the loan as Indonesia is poor and on top of that has a huge loan with high rate of interest to pay. Furthermore, considering that globalization has all of the consequences stated above I have come to the conclusion that in a globalizing world international order is very hard to enforce. ...read more.

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