By "ontological changes" we mean that globalization is more than a set of profound changes in capital and trade flows, and rather manifests a substantial change in the way that we attempt to explain and make sense of the world.
So if we do not get the big picture of globalization in a holistic manner, we risk the problem of creating theories or models with many possible causal variables leading to inherent difficulties in isolating the importance and weight of any one of the component parts.
No doubt, the concept of globalization is challenging and puzzling in terms of the attempts to theorize about it, mainly because it is a much more encompassing and complex phenomenon than international relations.
This global politics literature focuses on explaining and understanding how and why the processes and different dimensions of globalization challenge and affect conventional political forms (i.
The effects of globalization for education in the United States are not hard to find.
Globalization is currently playing this out on an even grander scale, as large cities become huge, and smaller towns become substantial cities.
Today, globalization makes possible access to children for sexual purposes, including for internet pornography, almost anywhere in the world.
In our conference discussions of children and globalization, we have come to acknowledge important differences between young children and older children.
In the early twenty-first century, many non-Americans see globalization as an extension of American power and reject it on these grounds, even though they may know that this rejection will be costly and will increase poverty.
Many modern critics of globalization in both developed and emerging countries claim that they want not a reversal but a better or more human or less imperial sort of globalization.
Some analysts argue that lasting cultural rigidities will obstruct or perhaps even reverse the globalization process.
JAGDISH BHAGWATI Senior Follow, Council on Foreign Relations, and University Professor, Columbia University; author of In Defense of Globalization (Oxford, 2004)