Defination of Globalisation

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Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security

Definitions of Globalization: A Comprehensive Overview and a Proposed Definition

Dr. Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan Senior Scholar in Geostrategy and Director of the Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Ambassador Gérard Stoudmann Director Geneva Centre for Security Policy

June 19, 2006
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Dr. Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan Ambassador Gérard Stoudmann
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Rather, we look at issues surrounding the difficulties of defining globalization and discuss the benefits of doing so within the larger debate.

The impact of globalization is vast, as the definitions that we present here indicate. One question remains regarding the potential difficulty of trying to define this concept, as well as the limitations involved in trying to do so: does this hinder discussions about globalization? Does the fact that globalization requires constant defining inhibit or undermine true academic debate about the geopolitical implications of this process before that debate even begins?
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Dr. Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan Ambassador Gérard Stoudmann

Definitions of Globalization: A Comprehensive Overview and a Proposed Definition

This paper does not propose a definition that will be useful and acceptable to everyone. Nor does it try to justify why one definition might be better than another. Rather, we suggest reviewing the definitions that are available in an attempt to truly understand this concept, and we also propose a definition that we think might be broad enough to address most aspects of the process.

Methodology
This study provides a thorough overview of existing definitions of globalization, which we were able to use to develop our own definition. In reviewing current definitions, it is at once apparent that some are rather narrow and exclusive,

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