Political Globalization

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Political Globalization encompasses the impact of globalization in the politics of different countries. At the initial stage, the term globalization suggested economic globalization that overshadowed political reality.

Under political globalization, there exists the total subjugation of the local and regional governments, which being replaced by a universal set of rules and policies. There is total democratization of political order. Under the globalization of politics, the liberal and democratic governments of many economically developed and advanced countries have been involved in the task of controlling the economic forces.

Firstly, Political Globalization brings about a new set of political disputes that are inaccessible apparently. Moreover, these political challenges are not similar with those existing in the past. In the second place, there are the powerful and advanced international agencies and institutions dominating the world from different dimensions. These entities are interested in the overlapping of all forms of economic, political, military, cultural, scientific, technological aspects. This in turn leads to the growth of a fundamental and new hegemony over all the means of technology and communication.

There are certain social movements that are essential to bring about the politics of resistance. These movements have different origins, goals, aims and objectives. Still, under the globalized political concept, one can find a trait of cooperation within the various lines of movements. This is because they are the outcomes of the denial of traditional forms of mobilization of politics. For instance, the Sovietized communist parties are against all kind of monopoly control by a minority group. As a result, they prefer to encourage the direct control and participation of all the various groups. In fact, they propound a fair and liberal tradition. Again, the priorities of the social movements are to deal with certain specific social issues that focus on housing, infrastructure, employment, and hygiene. Thirdly, all the streams of movements prefer direct action and campaign. The fourth universal trait is the driving force and motive behind their activities. There are thus such similarities in the aims and objectives of separate political struggles, which in turn highlight the cooperation among them. Such coordination forms a network bringing groups and individuals together and in the process there exists no single group dominating over others. Under such a cohesive system all of the qualities of the diverse groups are amalgamated to achieve the best possible results.

Regarding the aspects of Political Globalization, it should be noted that the neo-liberal globalized politics has led to the undermining of the trade unions. The flexibility of jobs under globalized political order has been successful in subverting any chances of unified action. Moreover, at the same time social security under such network is provided to only some parts of the workforce. From the political globalization it is assumed that under the static and efficient international network the international trade union movement will be more developed and under all situations the actions of the movements will be integrated.

To sum up, under globalization, politics has been taking place over the state through different political integration plans like the European Union and through interstate organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization. The political activities in today's world also cut across the national borders on the basis of global social movements and NGOs. There are civil societies acting globally being allied with other organizations of other countries through global communications systems at the place of working via their own national governments.

Last Updated on 5/18/2011