Questioning Soros: On (What?) Globalization
Soros defines globalization as the free movement of capital and the increasing domination of national economies by global financial markets and multinational corporations. This definition has the merit of being narrow enough to allow us engage in discussing ways of improving globalization. But I believe it misses important elements while overemphasizes some others. And since it is a view of the world biased toward the role played by Nation-States, I will define it as ‘state-centered’. The state-centered understanding of globalization is a bit different from what I call a ‘humanitarian’ view of the world, and I will try to point out the most salient differences.
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