Globalization (Sociology)

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  • International integration of the sociocultural, technological, economic, and political aspects of several societies into a single society. The term is often used in the context of economic globalization where nations become connected through trade, investment, migration, and technology. There is also social and political globalization, where people freely travel between nations and countries and are regulated by a global government. Globalization has influenced crime as well, as people, weapons, drugs, and other commodities are internationally traded illegally. While there is an international criminal court located in The Hague, Netherlands, countries such as the United States and China have refused to participate. The court investigates large-scale crime such as genocide. As knowledge of these crimes is disseminated, there are increasingly calls for international justice movements, ...

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