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Globalization and World Society

Globalization is a term frequently used to capture the reality that diverse peoples of the world are increasingly economically, politically, and culturally interdependent. Numerous scholars have called attention to how advances in communication, transportation, and computerization have fundamentally altered human existence, to the extent that we might describe contemporary human societies as networked societies. Along these lines, globalization has been characterized by scholars such as David Held and Anthony Giddens as the reduction of time and space such that happenings in one part of the world hold the potential to implicate people in other parts. Although globalization most recently is linked to the technological advances of the middle to the late 20th century, the actual dawn of widespread contact across distant regions of the world ...

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