The Politics of Globalisation: Ideology and Critique
Will political globalisation inevitably follow economic globalisation
Our Globalisation: History, Politics, Culture BA(Hons) course is led by , a leading figure in the debates on globalisation. His major publications include Rebuilding Communities in an Age of Individualism, Understanding Cultural Globalization, Living with Globalization, Understanding Development and Global Environmental Politics. In these books he has led international debates on politics and globalisation; his expert research work underpins the course at all levels.
Political Globalisation and International Collective Goods
It appears that they are completely against the idea of economic and political Globalisation. One particular International Organisations that has formed a result of political globalisation, The IMF, has come under scrutiny by the Occupy London campaign as it suggests that 'We refuse to pay for the banks' crisis'.
Both cosmopolitanism and the common inheritance of humanity have developed greatly in recent decades. Through them a political globalisation has been constructed which is an alternative to the hegemony developed out of the need to create a corresponding transnational political obligation which, up to now, has mutually bound citizens and nation states. A broader political obligation is, for now, merely conjecture, since a transnational political body corresponding to the nation state has still to be realised (or even imagined). However, non-governmental organisations of a progressive transnational persuasion, alliances between them and local organisations and movements in different parts of the world and the organisation of campaigns against hegemonic globalisation (from the Greenpeace campaigns to the Jubilee Campaign 2000) are all seen as signs of a newly emerging global civil and political society.The globalisation measure is a weighted average of social, economic, and political globalisation. When this measure is unpacked into its three components, we see that both social globalisation (a measure that includes personal contacts, information flows, and cultural proximity) and economic globalisation (measured by restrictions on trade and capital such as tariff rates, and by actual flows of trade and investments) have positive effects on religious legislation and discrimination, while the effect of political globalisation is statistically insignificant. In addition, we find that the number of minority religions is positively related to religious legislation and religious discrimination. That is, all else being constant, as the visibility of minority religions in a country increases, religious freedoms will be likewise curbed.