Globalization. An essay.Globalization –a “necessary evil” or an archetype of the modern world?Globalization. An essay. by *RoxanneD
"It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity."
In recent years, the phenomenon known as globalization has become a widespread byword not only in the academic milieu but also in the mainstream media. Impossible as it is to dissociate it from the economic environment and the dynamics within, it is safe to say that its increasing presence was triggered by a series of events in the late 20th Century: the collapse of the iron curtain in Europe, the demise of socialism and the rapid technological progress and circulation of internet, which created the premise for a worldwide network. Certain other notions are associated, such as Americanization (the assimilation of the social, economic, political and cultural pattern of the United States of America), acculturation (the merger of several cultures), glocalization (a portmanteau