Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by and and aided by . This process has effects on the , on , on political systems, on and prosperity, and on in societies around the world.
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Globalization is deeply controversial, however. Proponents of globalization argue that it allows poor countries and their citizens to develop economically and raise their standards of living, while opponents of globalization claim that the creation of an unfettered international free market has benefited multinational corporations in the Western world at the expense of local enterprises, local cultures, and common people. Resistance to globalization has therefore taken shape both at a popular and at a governmental level as people and governments try to manage the flow of capital, labor, goods, and ideas that constitute the current wave of globalization.
McQuail, D. (2010) McQuail’s Mass Communication Theory, 6th Edition, London: Sage. (Chapter 10.)
Morley, D. (2006). ‘Globalisation and Cultural Imperialism Reconsidered: Old Questions in New Guises’ in J. Curran and D. Morley (eds) Media and Cultural Theory, London: Routledge, pp: 30-43 (see also the next chapter by Lull, J. ‘The Push and Pull of Global Culture’, pp: 44-58.)