Conclusion

At the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, few phenomena attracted more attention, and at the same time aroused more controversy, than globalization. The twentieth century, Ralf Dahrendorf wrote in 1998, “has been largely . . . determined by divisions which led to war...

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Published in: Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark p. 195
Main Author: Akira Iriye
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University of California Press 02-20-2002
Subjects:
Law
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Summary: At the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, few phenomena attracted more attention, and at the same time aroused more controversy, than globalization. The twentieth century, Ralf Dahrendorf wrote in 1998, “has been largely . . . determined by divisions which led to wars, hot and cold, but which also provided sources of identity.” All that had changed. Globalization had come to “dominate people’s lives, hopes, and fears,” and people everywhere had “to think globally to respond to an increasingly global reality.”¹ In the rapid advancement in information technology, in the development of a global
ISBN: 0520231147
9780520231146
DOI: 10.1525/j.ctt1pnj6s.11