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Martens, P., Dreher, A., Gaston, N. (2008) The global village and the social and cultural aspects of globalisation

Working Paper Series; No. 17, Jul. 2008.

Copyright © Pim Martens, Axel Dreher, Noel Gaston and The Globalisation and Development Centre, Bond University, 2008.



During the Last few decades, human dynamics, institutional change, political relations and the global environment have become successively more intertwined. While increased global economic integration, global forms of governance, globally inter-linked social and envirormaental developments are often referred to as globalisation, there is no unanimously-agreed upon definition of globallsation. It means different things to different people.