Debate abounds over whether globalization is good or bad for the individual, the family, the nation, and the world. Exchanges and interconnections are as old as human history itself, as people moved around the globe in search of opportunity and spreading new ideas. Pessimists view increased interdependence as a terribly destructive trend for communities and culture, while optimists envision a diverse and better life for all. The word “globalization” itself describes an endless range of interactions, both deliberate and accidental. Unforeseen consequences can emerge sometimes decades later. Steady cooperation rather than conflict is in order as global integration continues to influence nearly every aspect of modern life.

Grassroots Versus Globalism

Inherent contradiction of globalization is evident in recent elections in India and United States
Janadas Devan
November 12, 2004

Globalization's Missing Middle

Middle-income countries, unable to compete in either the knowledge-based or the lower-wage economies, deserve the attention of the United States and the European Union
Geoffrey Garrett
November 5, 2004

Globalization and the Political Future of Nigeria

Recent oil crises reveal Nigeria as a crucial link in the global chain
Sam Ejike Okoye
October 15, 2004

Too Much Consensus

What's the general consensus on the world's Consensuses?
September 2, 2004

Alternative Globalization

Commodity producers should have as much right for monopoly pricing as the developed producers of technology
Bharat Jhunjhunwala
July 2, 2004