“Globalization as defined by rich people like us is a very nice thing… you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, and you are talking about computers. This doesn’t affect two-thirds of the people of the world.” (James Earl Carter)
More probably in the above comment, James Earl Carter talks about globalization in the sense of “Globalization as Technological and Social Revolution” (Simon Reich http://kellogg.nd.edu/publications/workingpapers/WPS/261.pdf). Most commonly or in the general sense globalization is defined by its process. To understand globalization it is important to understand the process of globalization.
“The globalization process involves the establishment of economic, political, social, and technological links among countries.” (Hamilton and Webster http://www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199213993/hamilton&webster_ch01.pdf). Looking at Globalization from the bigger aspect as defined here we could see that Carter’s comment only can be true or assumed to be true in the technological aspect. The economic, political and social effects of Globalization are completely ignored. Continue reading