Motto: "To be inactive in a globalised
world is a sign of social inadaptability"
- Zygmund Baumann

Economic Aspects of Globalisation

Globalisation Survey

Coordinating teacher: Gheorghe Calcan

Table of contents:

1. Definitions

2. Short history of economical globalisation
2.a. Causes for globalisation
2.b. Stages of integration

Coordinating teacher: Alina Ranenfir

Georgescu Dragos, XI M1
Preotiuc Daniel, XI M3
Horgos Ioana, X F1
Dumitrescu Mihai, X M4
Duma Laura, X F1

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Here are some opinions about globalisation and some questiones for you to answer.

1. Some people say that globalisation is a must if we want to be happy, while others claim that it is the very source of our unhappiness. Anyway, everybody seems to agree that globalisation is our implacable future fate, an ireversible process affecting each one of us.

Do you agree with the idea that globalisation is our implacable fate?
Could there ever exist a society which may reach a high level of development only using its own resources, without being rallied in the process of globalisation?

2. Because of the unspecialised and uncontrolled extension of the free trade and mostly because of the free circulation of capital and finances, "economy" gradually eludes the political control; indeed, the first meaning of the word "economy" is the non-political area.
The deepest and the most throughgoing significance conveyed by the idea of globalisation consists of the indefinite, disorganised and self-propelled nature of the world's problems: the lack of centralisation, of a decision council. Globalisation could be another name given to the "new world disorder" mentioned by Jowitt.

Do you think it appropriate to call globalisation "the new world disorder"?

3. Max Weber defined the state as a structure which wants to control the coercional means, their influence and use within a sovereign territory.
With their material supplies destroyed, with no sovereignity and independence, with no political class, the nation-state becomes a mere security service for big companies.
The new leaders of the world should not govern directly.
They empower national governments to administrate their business.

Do you think that the nation-state will disappear as a result of globalisation?

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