A dictionary of globalization by Jens-Uwe Wunderlich

By Jens-Uwe Wunderlich

Globalization has turn into some of the most very important subject matters inside of politics and economics. This new name explains a few of the similar terminology, summarizes the encompassing theories and examines the overseas agencies concerned. With the proliferation of communications and the increase of the multi-national company, the concept that of globalization is extremely important to the fashionable political atmosphere. The constitution of the trendy economic climate, in keeping with details construction and diffusion, has made nationwide limitations mostly inappropriate. A Dictionary of Globalization explains theories, philosophies and ideologies, and contains brief biographies of best activists, theorists and thinkers equivalent to Noam Chomsky, Karl Marx and Jos? Bov?. strategies, concerns and phrases key to the certainty of globalization even have transparent and concise definitions, together with democracy, civil society, non-governmental corporations and ethnicity. Cross-referenced for ease of use, this title aims to be of serious gain to a person learning politics or sociology. it is going to turn out necessary to public and educational libraries, in addition to to companies, executive departments, embassies and reporters.

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It is an incremental element of representative democracy and good governance. Accountability implies restriction, careful monitoring and vigorous scrutiny of governmental powers. Competitive elections are deemed the ultimate measure of governmental accountability in democratic political systems. The elected representatives exercise decisionmaking powers on behalf of their electorate, to whom they are subsequently accountable. Transparency is, therefore, an essential part of government accountability.

It responded with the Singapore summit in 1992, which resulted in several major initiatives. The first was an agreement that laid down the foundation of the ASEAN Regional Forum in order to tackle broader regional security issues. The second major initiative was the commitment to establish the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA). This was partly driven by the development of regionalism in other parts of the world (see North American Free Trade Agreement). Furthermore, ASEAN members agreed to hold formal Heads of Government meetings every three years.

Viewers world-wide. Since its launch in 1996 it has gained a wide 29 Americanization international audience due to its controversial broadcasts. It has presented programmes critical of autocratic governments in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. In 2001, Al-Jazeera broadcasted videos of Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaeda leaders justifying the attacks on the World Trade Center on 11 September. Since then the network has remained in the public eye due to its news coverage of the Middle East and the wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq.

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