Globalization Of Globalization

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Is the international political economy more globalized today than in 2000? One could argue that the groundwork for such a phenomenon has been soundly laid by the post-World War machinations that generated entities such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. No doubt, events such as the terror attack, a particularly nasty form of globalization, that occurred on September 11th, 2001, raised awareness of globalization in general as we realized that a plot conceived in Afghanistan, Germany, and elsewhere could be brought to fruition within our own borders. (Keohane :2004) Certainly, technological innovations like the smartphone, social media, and e-commerce have enriched the already fertile global ground that brought forth a level of global interdependence, shared knowledge, and communication laying the groundwork for what is now referred to as the age of globalization. (Scholte :2000) However, much of this may have facilitated the process, but most certainly fueled global perception of the reality of an enmeshed economic, political, and social system. Whatever the case may be with the preceding, the globalization of international political economy is evident as problems from weakened states, decreasing political autonomy, and powerful non-state actors now shape international economic, political, and social spheres alongside to the consternation of the global political hegemony. Powerful Neighbors & Superpowers Are No Longer Primary Threats External invasions by

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