Positive Concepts 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…
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 information and knowledge” (International Monetary Fund, 2000). These are the positive side of it. However, Bridges, G. (2002) identified some environmental challenges such as global warming, cross-boundary water and air pollution, and overfishing of the ocean are the negative effects associated with globalization. It also attracts some social negative impact like transfer of terrorism, poverty and diseases. Globalizing processes affect and are affected by business and work organization, economics, socio-cultural resources, and the natural…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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