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What is meant by the Term Globalisation? Identify and Discuss the Three Main Perspectives on the Concept of Globalisation.

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What is meant by the Term Globalisation? Identify and Discuss the Three Main Perspectives on the Concept of Globalisation.

Globalisation is one of the key ideas in modern politics and international relations and also a main, if not key idea in social sciences. Every discipline has an angle on globalisation from Sociology to Psychology. However is globalisation just another "buzz" word dreamt up by the media, the idea of globalisation is not a new idea. The United Nations and it predecessor the League of Nations are both attempts at some form of World wide governmental systems. Modern globalisation is a lot easier with the new technology such as satellites, the internet and video conferencing. It's now physically possible to have all the various governmental leaders in one place if not in person but in spirit. The world may not be ready for a world government but it's technologically quite straight forward.

The proponents of globalisation argue that all the other fields in the political arena have become redundant or at least less important. The backbone of the political world is the division between the right and left. This division has become clouded recently as the various actors

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