Globalization (Political science)

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  • Processes of change that lead to greater interdependence of human affairs by linking together and expanding human activities across physical locations. This process includes the establishment and maintenance of cross-border economic, political, and sociocultural relations, also known as deterritorialization. Deterritorialization activi ties include commerce, war, academic seminars, and e-mail correspondence. They take place irrespective of the geographical location of participants.

    Although the term was first used around 1960 in its current sense, economists have made it commonplace in the past 20 years, although there has been disagreement about the causal forces behind it as well as the point at which it started. Its growth is tied to the economy.

    It has been argued that globalization began in the Portuguese movement to colonize territories in the 15th century; ...

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