Response of Japan to globalization. Discusses the historical context. Resistance to globalization. Rebuilding of Japan after WWII. Postwar era and issues of economic, political and social transformation. Japan's postwar economy. Development of a national consciousness. Nationalism. Motivating force of corporate imperialism. Influence of America. Trade protectionism. Uniqueness of Japaneseness.
Globalization in the 21st century is tied to Japanese identity. This paper will discuss the historical context in which globalization has become... more
Globalization in the 21st century is tied to Japanese identity. This paper will discuss the historical context in which globalization has become important to the experience of Japan and then examine the response that Japan as a nation has had to the phenomenon--which, despite evidence of the country's resistance to it, continues to unfold, to the benefit of many industrialized countries and ultimately to Japan's cost. After World War II, Japan was vanquished, and what had been an imperialist economy was transformed into a capitalist system. The fact of that transformation was dominated by an internal shift from a defeated military empire into a superior force in international economics. Japanese politics appeared to stabilize as well, transforming from an imperialist, expansionist fascist police state to a government engaged in economic development and the c
Reviews the mechanisms and social implications. Globalization in the 21st Century. The spread of economic innovations and activity around the world, and resultant political and cultural adjustments. Resistance to global linkages by some societies. Debt crises; example of Argentina. Balance of payments. Concept of economic contagion. Future outlook.
GLOBALIZATION: CONTEMPORARY MECHANISMS AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS — A REVIEW Introduction Globalization — the spread of economic... more
GLOBALIZATION: CONTEMPORARY MECHANISMS AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS — A REVIEW Introduction Globalization — the spread of economic innovations and activity around the world, together with the political and cultural adjustments that accompany such diffusion — is not a new phenomenon or even a 20th century phenomenon. Rather, globalization has been occurring in one form or another for 3,000 years. The Phoenicians … spread innovations almost entirely through the movement of products (trade) to small centers of development scattered around the Mediterranean. The diffusion of process technology followed after — sometimes centuries later. (Lewis & Harris, 1992, p.
Critique and evaluation of a 2002 article. "The Post-September 11 Debate Over Empire, Globalization and Fragmentation." Argument of author that fragmentation is the inevitable consequence of the emergence of a superpower capable of hegemonic actions. Imperialism in the 21st Century; globalization as cause and result. Links terrorism to fragmentation. American foreign policy.
Article Critique: International Political Economy Summary of Main Issues Walter LaFeber (p. 1) argues that empire and imperialism... more
Article Critique: International Political Economy Summary of Main Issues Walter LaFeber (p. 1) argues that empire and imperialism generates the process of globalization and that fragmentation is an almost always inevitable consequence of the emergence of a sole superpower capable of hegemonic action. LaFeber (p. 2) suggests in his article that fragmentation of the political economy had taken place prior to the terrorist attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001. These attacks are seen by LaFeber (p. 2) as a climax of the globe’s growing fragmentation with the U.S.-led response indicative of how great states attempt to reimpose needed order. LaFeber (p. 18) concludes his discussion of these relationships by referencing the potential that the American governm
Discusses the financial effects. Development of cross-border economic flows. International capital mobility, the internationalization of the American dollar, cross-border security purchases. Importance of the dollar in the new global economic era. International private and corporate investors. Impact on stock exchanges. Social and political effects of globalization.
The Financial Effects of Globalization Over the course of the past half century, technological and political changes have diminished the... more
The Financial Effects of Globalization Over the course of the past half century, technological and political changes have diminished the barriers separating nations, resulting in a world that has become increasingly integrated in terms of economic systems (Obstfeld, 2000). Though labor mobility remains low, cross-border economic flows have increased dramatically since World War II, leading to an era of “globalization” in which international capital mobility, the internationalization of the American dollar, and cross-border security purchases have become commonplace (Obstfeld, 2000). This brief report will examine the financial effects of globalization and will argue that these effects are likely to continue and increase in coming years. Harper, Harper and Coronel (2002) pointed out that the process of “d
Examined as an economic process that transformed the status quo. Nature and origins of globalization. Impact of technological advances; interconnected world economy. Free market Capitalism. Controversies surrounding globalization. Discusses economic, political, environmental and cultural issues. Different markets and trade policies of developed and less developed countries. Future of globalization.
GLOBALIZATION This research paper summarizes the nature and origins as well as the principal impacts of, and reactions to, globalization.... more
GLOBALIZATION This research paper summarizes the nature and origins as well as the principal impacts of, and reactions to, globalization. Globalization is the dynamic, interconnected, high velocity international economic regime which emerged during the last quarter of the 20th century. Like other economic processes in the past such as the rise of merchant capitalism or industrialization, it is inherently neither good nor bad but rather constitutes an ubiquitous reality which has profoundly disturbed and transformed the status quo and is itself undergoing an ongoing metamorphosis of uncertain dimensions. Nature and Origins Globalization was made possible by, and is a logical consequence of technological advances. According to Tharoor
Its effect of globalism. Ways in which the war on terrorism affects economic forces of globalism. International political economy and foreign trade protocols. View of confrontation between "McWorld" and "Jihad." North-South issues. Changes since 9/11. International coalitions and national self-interest.
This research examines the impact of the war on terrorism on globalism. The research will set forth the context in which linkages between globalism... more
This research examines the impact of the war on terrorism on globalism. The research will set forth the context in which linkages between globalism and the war on terrorism have been brought to the fore and then discuss ways in which the war seems likely to affect the structures and state and corporate behavior associated with the economic forces that have been associated with globalism. Since the end of the Cold War, relative economic benefit rather than military and political advantage has dominated the discourse between superpower rivals and major foreign-trade partners. An important aspect of that discourse has been an increasing trend toward rationalization of international political economy in general and foreign-trade protocols in particular, although over the entire course of the 20th century, despi