Globalization And TIPLOMACY: The Implication Of Globalization

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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…show more content…
Almost all aspects of the modern day society have been influenced by it in some both positive and negative ways. Moreover, globalisation understood as “an intensification of cross-border interactions and interdependence between countries” (Albrow, Martin and Elizabeth, 1990) has brought about major change in the international system. This view allows us to understand the change of relationships between individual nations from a more or less interdependent existence towards their integration in an international system in which they are more dependent on each other than before and where events happening outside their territory are far more likely to have an effect on them than they would have had a about century…show more content…
Roberts (2006), suggested that it has its roots in Greek and was later used by the French (diplomatie) to refer to the work of a negotiator on behalf of a sovereign. There is a long history of diplomatic activity going back at least two millennia. Sovereigns sent envoys to other sovereigns for various reasons: to prevent wars, to cease hostilities, or merely to continue peaceful relations and further economic exchanges. From this brief history and definitions of diplomacy and globalization, it is pertinent to note that both concepts are meant to achieve one common goal and they are both interdependent; nations and non governmental agencies use them to reach its goal: to gain economics, political, social, etc. power and competitive advantage over others. International relations have used globalization to reach its goal: This assertion is backed by the view of Joseph (2000). They are of the views that since force, violent and threats thereof, areat core of this interplay, the struggle for power, whether, as an end or necessary means, is the distinguishing mark of politics amongst

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