What is at Stake with Globalization?

Prof. Dr. Angela Rogojanu
European Research Studies Journal, Volume X, Issue 3-4, 45-48, 2007
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/172


It is hard to explain why it is necessary to defend globalization even in the 21st century. Why globalization becomes the necessary evil every twenty years? And why there are plenty of organized movements against globalization, but no one for it? Answering these questions has become a kind of strange sport, because there are a few decent more than reasonable arguments that must be given every time globalization is under attack, and maybe other argument can’t be invented. Nevertheless, it is of utmost importance to be certain that people are able to find out these arguments and understand them, even they describe some situations that are apparently unfavorable for some people. However, the main cause of the continuing bombardment of globalization is in fact its destroying effect on states authority. As long as we are heading to a more global world, the power of governments over their modern subjects (not citizens as they wrongly believe they are) is falling apart. This fact is felt by all those who take a benefit from government protection and funding. As long as an individual can travel around the world and choose where to stay easier than 50 years ago, it is more difficult for the state to tax this citizen. And therefore, it is more difficult to provide funding to those who depend on the state help (and are a source of political power).

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