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, ideas, and other aspects of culture. Put in simple terms, globalization refers to processes that increase world-wide exchanges of national and cultural resources. Advances in transportation and telecommunications infrastructure, including the rise of the telegraph and its posterity the Internet, are major factors in globalization, generating further interdependence of economic and cultural activities. Though several scholars place the origins of globalization in modern times, others trace its history long before the European age of discovery and voyages to the New World. Some even trace the origins to the third millennium BCE. In the late 19th century and early 20th century the connectedness of the world's economies and cultures grew very quickly. This slowed down from the 1910s onward due to the World Wars and the Cold War  but has picked up again since neoliberal policies began in the 1980s and especially since the Post Cold War era started in the early 1990s. The term globalization has been in increasing use since the mid-1980s and especially since the mid-1990s. In 2000, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) identified four basic aspects of globalization: trade and transactions, capital and investment movements, migration and movement of people and the dissemination of knowledge. Further, environmental challenges such as climate change, cross-boundary water and air pollution, and over-fishing of the ocean are linked with globalization. Globalizing processes affect and are affected by business and work organization, economics, socio-cultural resources, and the natural environment. Humans have interacted over long distances for thousands of years. The overland Silk Road that connected Asia, Africa, and Europe is a good example of the transformative power of translocal exchange that existed in the "Old World". Philosophy, religion, language, the arts, and other aspects of culture spread and mixed as nations exchanged products and ideas. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Europeans made important discoveries in their exploration of the oceans, including the start of transatlantic travel to the "New World" of the Americas. Global movement of people, goods, and ideas expanded significantly in the following centuries. Early in the 19th century, the development of new forms of transportation (such as the steamship and railroads) and telecommunications that "compressed" time and space allowed for increasingly rapid rates of global interchange. In the 20th century, road vehicles, intermodal transport, and airlines made transportation even faster. The advent of electronic communications, most notably mobile phones and the Internet, connected billions of people in new ways by the 2010s.
where it denoted a holistic view of human experience in education. both terms began to be used as synonyms by economists and other social scientists. Since its inception. circa 1960.Eastern Telegraph Company 1901 chart of undersea telegraph cabling. corporate giants. An example of modern globalizing technology in the beginning of the 20th century. Towards New Education. By the 1960s. One of the earliest known usages of the term as a noun was in a 1930 publication entitled. which refers to the emergence of an international network of social and economic systems. It then reached the mainstream press in the later half of the 1980s. A related term. Etymology and usage The term globalization is derived from the word globalize. Airline personnel from the "Jet set" age. was coined by Charles Taze Russell in 1897 to refer to the largely national trusts and other large enterprises of the time. the concept of globalization has inspired competing definitions and .
articles. an early writer in the field. . The journalist Thomas L.. of distances getting shorter. In Global Transformations David Held.the compression of the world and the intensification of the consciousness of the world as a whole. Swedish journalist Thomas Larsson. Roland Robertson. velocity and impact. with antecedents dating back to the great movements of trade and empire across Asia and the Indian Ocean from the 15th century onwards. study the definition of globalization: Although in its simplistic sense globalization refers to the widening. and political forces had permanently changed the world. and discussions often remain focused on a single aspect of globalization.. Globalization can be located on a continuum with the local.. things moving closer. outsourcing.. with somebody on the other side of the world. there can be no clear or coherent formulation of this term. A satisfactory definition of globalization must capture each of these elements: extensity (stretching). arguing that globalized trade. professor of sociology at University of Aberdeen. Anthony Giddens uses the following definition: Globalization can thus be defined as the intensification of worldwide social relations which link distant localities in such a way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring many miles away and vice versa. It pertains to the increasing ease with which somebody on one side of the world can interact. . such a definition begs further elaboration. to mutual benefit. At one end of the continuum lie social and economic relations and networks which are organized on a local and/or national basis. defined globalization as: .. supply-chaining. et al.. research projects. Due to the complexity of the concept.interpretations. In The Consequences of Modernity. states that globalization: is the process of world shrinkage.all those processes by which the peoples of the world are incorporated into a single world society.. for . Sociologists Martin Albrow and Elizabeth King define globalization as: . in his book The Race to the Top: The Real Story of Globalization... Globalization can be taken to refer to those spatialtemporal processes of change which underpin a transformation in the organization of human affairs by linking together and expanding human activity across regions and continents. Without reference to such expansive spatial connections. deepening and speeding up of global interconnection. at the other end lie social and economic relations and networks which crystallize on the wider scale of regional and global interactions. national and regional. intensity. Friedman popularized the term "flat world".
Other of his usages included "ideological globalization". He asserted that the pace of globalization was quickening and that its impact on business organization and practice would continue to grow. from 19 percent in 1971 to 29 percent in 1999. capital and labor markets that led toward present neoliberal globalization. the International Monetary Fund (IMF) identified four basic aspects of globalization: trade and transactions. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) became the most important category. The makeup of a country's exports is an important indicator for success. Most migration occurred between developing countries and Least Developed Countries (LDCs). such as food and raw materials were often produced by developing countries: commodities' share of total exports declined over the period. In 2000. beliefs. political. is filled with a range of norms. cultural. He used "political globalization" to refer to the emergence of a transnational elite and a phasing out of the nation-state. For instance. The ideological dimension. dominated by developed countries and NIEs. migration and movement of people and the dissemination of knowledge. capital and investment movements can be highlighted as another basic aspect of globalization. In the period between 1965–90. the newly industrialized economies (NIEs) of Asia prospered. With regards to trade and transactions. there is great variation among the major regions.better and worse. Following from this. developing countries increased their share of world trade. Commodity exports. identifies five dimensions of globalization: economic. ecological. professor of Global Studies and research leader in the Global Cities Institute at RMIT University. The migration and movement of people can also be highlighted as a prominent feature of the globalization process. while African countries as a whole performed poorly. the proportion of the labor forces migrating approximately doubled. he used to reference the worldwide homogenization of culture. . However. and ideological. and narratives about the phenomenon itself. Both portfolio investment and bank credit rose but they have been more volatile. capital and investment movements. "Cultural globalization". "technological globalization" and "social globalization". Economist Takis Fotopoulos defined "economic globalization" as the opening and deregulation of commodity. falling sharply in the wake of the financial crisis of the late 1990s. Manufactured goods exports soared. replacing "aid" or "development assistance" which fell significantly after the early 1980s. according to Steger. Private capital flows to developing countries soared during the 1990s. claims. Manfred Steger.
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