Labovic, Miodrag (2014) GLOBALIZATION AND (OR) INTERNATIONAL POLICY. In: MACEDONIA AND THE BALKANS, A HUNDRED YEARS AFTER THE WORLD WAR I – SECURITY AND EURO-ATLANTIC INTEGRATIONS. University “St. Kliment Ohridski”- Bitola, Faculty of Security- Skopje, Skopje, pp. 49-83. ISBN 978-608-4532-51-4

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There is no doubt that the rapid growth of globalization (which is
considered to have started from the middle of the twentieth century), has caused
social changes in all key areas of public life, as well as at the individual level, in all
societies of the world today. However, differences in the views among scientists,
politicians and analysts are diametrically opposed depending on their philosophical
view of the world. According to some, globalization creates new values of the so
called new world order, or postmodern global capitalism and the associated
cultural changes. According to others, contemporary globalization has created only
an increased number of objects, supra-national bodies, non-territorial connections,
apparent change in understanding, perception of reality and "modernization of
modernity", while in fact, it has not even touched the essence of the basic social
framework of the capitalist mode of production and distribution of income,
bureaucratic management, individual and collective identity, ontology,
epistemology and methodology of science. However, one thing is evident. The
concept of globalization is too flexibly taken. Various actors on the political scene
have interpreted the concept of globalization in the manner as they see it, actually
taking the focus of attention from their own failures. Many NGOs have set their
social activism under the banner of anti-globalism, although many of them are with
different ideological and often contradictory understandings of the purpose in their
joint fight.
Hence, there is the need to contribute to a clearer and more precise
definition, which is more than necessary for scientific communication and debate.
The main definition should refer to what globalization actually represents? What
kind of process is it? Is globalization predominantly driven by the objective factors
of the rapid technological development of the "third wave" of scientific society? Or,
is it a subjective political element with diversion of objective factors through
conscious action in the international politics? Are these factors the primary drivers
of the globalization process, in order to dominate the global capital of the
economic, military, and consequently the political level on the global stage? Are
there winners and losers, or all at the same time are both winners and losers of the
process which has an objective way? What can small countries do in the process of
contemporary globalization in terms of security at economic, political and cultural
level? To all these and many other questions that inevitably arise from the given
subject topic, attempts in an original scientific paper will be made in order to give
some of the possible answers to the questions.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Law
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Political science
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Prof. d-r Miodrag Labovic
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2023 13:25
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2023 13:25

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