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Poimanje globalizacije
The Concept of Globalization

Author(s): Željko Kaluđerović
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Hrvatsko Filozofsko Društvo
Keywords: globalization; concept; de-territorialization; re-territorialization; space; time; David Held; hyperglobalists; sceptics; transformationalists

Summary/Abstract: The exploring of the concepts of globalization is, in many of its elements, multilayered and diffuse and therefore it is not simple even to list all of the spheres of its application, as well as the ways in which it manifests itself. Multidimensionality of the definition is made even more difficult due to the fact that globalization is not some kind of a state, but a process, so the difficulties of its conceptualization are related to the thematic rational approach to this process. Having analyzed the most famous definitions of globalization, the author concludes that the globalization in its substantiality is related to the de-territorialization and re-territorialization of socioeconomic, political and cultural space. In other words, globalization brings about the density i.e. compression of the space as well as the time, which results in the increase of interpersonal relations and greater velocity and flowability of communication among people. Finally, according to the author, globalization is a complex, ambivalent and also a controversial process, which enables the spread of interconnectedness and deepening of social relations among different factors in almost all aspects of modern life.

  • Issue Year: 29/2009
  • Issue No: 01/113
  • Page Range: 15-29
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Croatian