1. Globalization is a comprehensive, multidimensional concept that has economic, social, and cultural aspects.
  2. Globalization is supposed to cause different peoples, countries, societies, etc. to act in same way and will result in us all being the same.
  3. Already beginning to see this: same products, stores, etc.
  4. Every national commerce is vulnerable to international commerce.
  5. Erosion of sovereignty through markets and give birth to new international organizations (OPEC, WORLD BANK, CNN, etc.)
  6. Problem of nonprofit organizations (NGOs) without national affiliation (no loyalty to a particular country).   This problem is what global politics refers to as “spillover”: who does the multinational company (MNC) business executive owe allegiance to – USA or MNC?   Another example is Red Cross - what country does it identify itself with?
  7. Expansion of market abroad leads to cultural and social change.
  8. The following is an exaggeration: globalization causes serious erosion to the study of comparative politics (fewer national differences would mean less reason to compare) and causes study of individual cultures and countries to be utterly useless.   Comparative politics requires similarities and differences, but we have problem if globalization takes out similarities and differences.
  9. Globalization as “Here to Stay” (meaning “can be stalled” or “irreversible”) versus “Reversible.”
      a. According to rational choice theorists, we can change globalization because it depends on political action subject to human agency.
  10.   Another aspect of globalization is “ideology”; globalization is an ideology.   The 1999 Oxford University defines globalization as “a political belief system that both explain the world as it currently is and suggests how it should be changed.”
  11. Global markets are a natural phenomenon.   Adam Smith refers to there being an “invisible hand...