The history of political and cultural globalization
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- The Military’s Silent Role in
- By Niccolo’ Sarno, IPS, 14 May 1999. Wealthy
countries negotiating international trade and investment
agreements push for exemption clauses which allow the
maintenance of corporate subsidies through virtually
unlimited military spending. Globalisation has created a
new relationship between governments and the corporations
with their allies in the military.
- The market: substitute for
- By Jeremy Seabrook, Third World Network Features, August
1999. How have the free market and democracy come to be
seen as identical twins in Western rhetoric? How is it
that the financial institutions routinely conflate
market reforms with
good governance, as
conditions for lending to Third World countries?
- Globalization—How can we understand
- By Kim Scipes, 2 December 1999. Globalization includes
political and cultural processes. We need a wider
conceptualization. Dialectic of interactive and competing
processes taking place over time between efforts of
integration that transcend borders and efforts of
fragmentation that want to strengthen borders.
- Civilians at Risk in Global
- By Jim Wurst, IPS, 23 December 1999. The globalization
of warfare has put civilians, particularly children and
women, at risk while
threatened some of the world’s neediest people.