Debate abounds over whether globalization is good or bad for the individual, the family, the nation, and the world. Exchanges and interconnections are as old as human history itself, as people moved around the globe in search of opportunity and spreading new ideas. Pessimists view increased interdependence as a terribly destructive trend for communities and culture, while optimists envision a diverse and better life for all. The word “globalization” itself describes an endless range of interactions, both deliberate and accidental. Unforeseen consequences can emerge sometimes decades later. Steady cooperation rather than conflict is in order as global integration continues to influence nearly every aspect of modern life.

France Deals With Globalization Crisis – Part I

Europe and China must cooperate – negotiating on monetary and industrial policy, honing skills
Pierre-Noel Giraud
January 24, 2012

Global Implications of China’s Challenges – Part I

Many of China’s challenges center on rising expectations in the face of increasing competition
Thomas Fingar
January 16, 2012

A Global Consensus to Rise and Occupy

Protesters around the globe connect, lashing out at inequality, cronyism and dysfunctional governments
Laurence Brahm
December 15, 2011

Denying Imbalances, G20 Risks Chaos – Part III

G20 failure compounds financial woes, with consequences for every facet of globalization
Jonathan Fenby
November 9, 2011

Writing the Global Journey

Ghosh’s and Rushdie’s novels don’t mention “globalization,” but the process is understood well
Salil Tripathi
September 12, 2011

Is France on Course to Bid Adieu to Globalization?

Démondialisation is a top issue in French presidential campaign with few rising to globalization’s defense
Pierre Haski
July 21, 2011

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World Bank Admits Some Have Lost Out From Free Trade

Globalization imposes uneven effects, and social supports are needed
Kamal Ahmed
October 12, 2016

Global Economic Growth “Sliding Back into the Morass”

Economists fear a backlash without push for investment, openness in global economy
Chris Giles
October 4, 2016

The Growing Gap Between Town and Country

Diverse cities thrive on connections, not walls
Ronald Brownstein
September 26, 2016

Globalization Goes National

Emerging economies find prosperity in lifting internal barriers to trade, mobility
Tyler Cowen
September 16, 2016

The World Comes to a Tiny Town: Eastport’s Lesson in Globalization

Maine town juggles trade with China, the EU and Turkey
James Fallows
September 12, 2016

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