What is Globalization?

Globalization is a relatively new term used to describe a very old process. It is a historical process that began with our human ancestors moving out of Africa to spread all over the globe. In the millennia that have followed, distance has been largely overcome and human-made barriers lowered or removed to facilitate the exchange of goods and ideas. Propelled by the desire to improve one's life and helped along by technology, both the interconnectedness and interdependence have grown. This increasing integration of the world or 'globalization' has enriched life but also created new problems.

About Globalization

Coming Together
Nayan Chanda, 19 November 2002
Globalization means reconnecting the human community
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Globalization in the Mirror of History
Nayan Chanda , 19 November 2003
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Globalization After September 11th
Nayan Chanda, 30 January 2003
An Interview with Tom Friedman by Nayan Chanda
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