Globalisation and the Enchantment of the World

Improving global governance
Posted Aug 08, 2019 | Global Policy, Adrian Rocha

Technology, rather than trade, was the key element in the spread of globalisation in the twentieth century. Technological advances provided the codes to domain a ‘virtual’ world that projected itself beyond the human species. Adrian Rocha suggests in this article from the Global Policy journal that the open data systems that promote transparency present a complex dilemma whose resolution demands redefinition of the concept of sovereignty. Sudden changes due to technological advancement, and transformation of shared meanings about temporality, constitute the most salient features of globalisation. A World-System in which the interactions between nations, businesses and populations overlap, produces profound changes and,in many cases,also trauma.


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