Globalism is a group of ideologies that advocate the concept of globalisation. It tends to advocate for such policies as increases in immigration, interventionism and global governance.
Economically, globalism varies between free trade and lowering tariffs to Marxist proletarian internationalism. It is typically viewed as opposite of nationalism, and has increasingly seen as divisive in politics in many developed countries, including the UNited States and many European Union countries.
In the strict sense of the word, Globalisation refers to the free movement of goods, capital, services, people, technology and information. It is the action or procedure of international integration of countries arising from the convergence of world views, products, ideas, and other aspects of culture.
Advances in the means of transport (such as the steam locomotive, steamship, jet engine, and container ships) and in telecommunications infrastructure (including the rise of the telegraph and its modern offspring, the Internet and mobile phones) have been major factors in globalisation, generating further interdependence of economic and cultural activities.
Though many scholars place the origins of globalisation in modern times, others trace its history long before the European Age of Discovery and voyages to the New World, some even to the third millennium BC.
Large-scale globalisation began in the 1820s. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, the connectivity of the world’s economies and cultures grew very quickly.
The term globalisation is recent, only establishing its current meaning in the 1970s. In 2000, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) identified four basic aspects of globalisation: trade and transactions, capital and investment movements, migration and movement of people, and the dissemination of knowledge.
Further, environmental challenges such as global warming, cross-boundary water and air pollution, and over-fishing of the ocean are linked with globalisation. Globalising processes affect and are affected by business and work organisation, economics, socio-cultural resources, and the natural environment. Academic literature commonly subdivides globalisation into three major areas: economic globalisation, cultural globalisation, and political globalisation.
Globalism is a major threat to Western culture and values because it poses a direct challenge to national sovereignty and therefore, also to democracy, which whilst imperfect is the only system individuals have to influence the actions of corporations. Consequently, large sections of the website are dedicated to the study and analysis of Globalism as a concept and there are also articles about organisations and individuals that represent the Globalist movement. We also have a blog category dedicated to Globalism, where we regularly publish analytical posts and news articles about current trends.
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