Globalization Is A Process Of Interaction And Integration Among The People, Companies, And Governments Of Countries

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Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations. It is a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. Globalisation effects the environment, the culture, the political systems and the economic development and prosperity of nations. Eurocentrism is just one branch of an ethnocentric ideology. William Sumner defined ethnocentrism as the viewpoint that "one’s own group is the centre of everything," against which all other groups are judged. Ethnocentrism often entails the belief that one 's own race or ethnic group is the most important and/or that some or all aspects of its culture are superior to those of other groups. Ethnocentrism is distinguished from xenophobia, the fear of other strangers. Eurocentrism, therefore, is defined as the ideology in which the assessment and evaluation of non-European societies is understood in terms of the cultural assumptions and biases of Europeans and, by extension, the West. Eurocentrism is a modern phenomenon and cannot be dissociated from the political economic and cultural domination of Europe and, later, the United States which formulates the west. Within this essay I will discuss how the theories of globalisation originate from a very Eurocentric ideology because when it comes to the different theories of globalisation whether it is Marxism, liberalism or neo-realism we often find that while these theories have

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