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Overview of Globalization
Globalization is the creation and expansion of economic and social connections among people and organizations around the world. The process is fueled by the movement of people, goods, ideas, technology, and money across national boundaries.
The populations of different cultures have interacted and established economic and cultural links for centuries. In the Middle Ages, merchants and explorers exchanged goods and ideas throughout Europe, across North Africa, and between the Middle East and Asia. However, in recent decades, globalization has advanced at an increasingly rapid pace. Two major forces in this development have been the Internet, which has sped up communications, and businesses, which have expanded to reach markets on distant continents.
Although people still identify with their local communities and national governments, many increasingly see themselves as part of a global society. However, globalization does not affect all regions in the same way. Individuals and corporations in industrialized countries tend to benefit more than those in developing countries.
"Globalization." Current Issues: Macmillan Social Science Library. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 4 Sep. 2012.
Suggested keywords to use in your searches in the library catalog, electronic databses, and online resources.
- global economy
- globalization--economic aspects
- globalization--social aspects
- anti-globalization movement
- employee's right
- labor laws and regulation
- work environment
- free trade
- foreign trade regulation
- international trade
- trade-unions and foreign policy