The study of international relations now goes well beyond state-to-state politics and even regional politics. Technological forces are working their effects on the world as a whole, bringing state and non-state actors into contact with one another. Globalization, Institutions and Governance provides students with a sophisticated and engaging exploration of the often differing impacts of these technological forces and the wider implications of globalization for theories of global governance and the role of international institutions.
Chapter 7: Conclusion
We have stressed three themes in this book. First, we have argued that globalization can be an engine of growth and development. Since globalization provides the opportunity for bringing together capital, labour, and resources from any location on the planet, it makes sense that a global scale of opportunities is more efficient than local or even national ones. More broadly, the chance to travel and work in different countries, to read books published anywhere in the world, and to watch ‘foreign’ movies are all examples of added consumption possibilities that globalization offers. Our second theme tells us that these additional choices, attractive as they are from the standpoint of the consumer, do not come without a price, a price that may be denominated in ...