voluntary servitude, trying to create alternative cultures, independentpublic spheres and attempting to change and confront officialstructures. The processes of economic globalization, which haveincluded pressures on countries to end protectionism and to adapt tothe information revolution, had highlighted the increasing crisis incommunity life as the world's systems of state ownership proved to beinefficient, corrupt and bankrupt. Ironically, many observers wronglysee the decline of statism as being the cause of crisis in communitylife, not the result, as I will show here.One Romanian politician, Teodor Melescanu is rightfully arguingthat the globalization process benefits small, underdevelopedcountries, if these countries know how to tune into the globalism’sbenefits and profit from the recent possibilities and developments intelecommunications and networking.
Initially the weapon of Cold War rivalry, technology in its nascentcomputer networking form, has actually propelled the digital industryage and therefore one of the main forces of globalization, theinformation technology. Ironically, the “Seattle Man” protesters werecalled against IMF and World Bank policy, are sending “political
Teodor Melescanu, “Noua era a tarilor mici, ”Lumea Magazin, , 28 Jan, 2000http://www.lumeam.ro/nr4_2000/noua_era.html2