Concepts Of Globalization And Globality

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CONCEPTUALIZING GLOBALIZATION AND DIPLOMACY Although there are series of definitions to this term, three views are considered sufficient to expose the true meaning of the concept. Thus, according to the Online Etymology Dictionary as Retrieved July 7, 2012 by Wikipedia, the term globalization is derived from the word globalize, which refers to the emergence of an international network of economic systems. According to Beerkers, (2004 and 2006) globalization is the world-wide interconnectedness between nation-states becomes supplemented. He sees globalization as a process in which basic social arrangements (like power, culture, markets, politics, rights, values, norms, ideology, identity, citizenship, solidarity) become disembodied from their spatial context (mainly the nation-state) due to the acceleration, mystification, flexibilisation, diffusion and expansion of transnational flows of people, products, finance, images and information (p.13). Albrow and King (1990) opined that globalization “includes all those processes by which the peoples of the world are incorporated into a single world society". Similarly, Giddens (1990) states that "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. From the foregoing definitions, it is deduced that globalization is a process in which the large world is treated as a
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