The globalization hierarchy : an analysis of the relationship between globalization and the nation-state
Globalization is a multi-faceted process which consists of three dimensions: economic, political, and cultural. First, the causes and effects of globalization are explored. ·Then we look closer at the relationship between globalization and the nation-state. Inspired by Maslow's hierarchy of needs, I have developed a model by which to understand this relationship. Similar to Maslow's hierarchy, a country must fulfill the needs of each tier before moving up. At the bottom is economic globalization; the second tier is political globalization; and the third and highest tier is cultural globalization. The United· States provides the model by which to compare other countries, as it has reached the highest level and has received the highest scores on all three tiers. Three aspects of this relationship are covered: the United States as a cause of globalization, the impact' of globalization on the United States, and American political culture as a major obstacle to globalization. There is then a brief look at two other countries, China and Japan, are given to further demonstrate how the hierarchy is applied. Lastly, the paper delves into the future of globalization and how different actors will deal with the new reality.
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McCoy, Dorcas E.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
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Shershin, Tania I., "The globalization hierarchy : an analysis of the relationship between globalization and the nation-state" (1999). HIM 1990-2015. 156.