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Adhering to the Rule of Law C. Setting Global Standards and Balancing Values Conclusion As the twentieth century comes to a close, the circumstances of individual nations -- their affairs, news, and problems -- have tended increasingly to reach and captivate global audiences. A predominant reason has been the economic importance of foreign countries.
Greater numbers of domestic businesses, employees, and consumers have looked to foreign markets, investors, and products for economic prosperity as well as economic competition. While driven primarily by economic factors, the process of globalization -- in which international issues become as important as national, state, and local matters -- has significant political and other noneconomic content.
Democracy and human rights are, for example, as much a part of globalization as are free market principles. While globalization has detrimental effects, they can be minimized through the cooperative efforts of the United States and the other industrialized democracies which share basic economic and political values.
America and its democratic allies should strongly promote and carefully manage globalization, for it has significant beneficial implications for humanity.
Globalization is causing, and being reinforced by, a worldwide convergence of economic and political values that portend a possible, though distant, future world in which human beings will look upon themselves as part of a single humane civilization comprised of a single human race.
It is a multifaceted concept encompassing a wide range of seemingly disparate processes, activities, and conditions -- some nebulous, others concrete -- that often reinforce as well as clash with each other.
They are connected together by one common theme: Globalization has led to an awareness that international issues, not just domestic ones, matter. Globalization means many things. It is foremost an economic process.
A paramount consequence of market integration has been increased economic interdependence among nations. Globalization is also a political event, as evidenced by the spread of democracy and human rights among nations.
There are now a greater number of democratically governed countries protective of fundamental human rights -- rights that all human beings are entitled to, such as the rights to life and liberty, freedoms of expression and religion, freedom from torture or discrimination, and the right to a fair trial.
They reflect the wide range of human activity and thought, from the technological, cultural, legal, philosophical, and environmental, to the criminal and detrimental.
The various aspects of globalization often interact with each other. For example, technology not only facilitates economic and political globalization, but together with economic globalization helps to introduce different cultures into local consciousnesses.
The most important procedural element is the rule of law -- the idea that disputes will be settled and agreements negotiated through the observance of established principles rather than the use of force or the intimidation of power. The rule of law can be a way of resolving conflicts effectively, peacefully, and cooperatively.
Furthermore, globalization enhances the perceived importance of distant international problems relative to local problems. Thus, protection of the environment beyond national borders has attracted strong international support, and the conflict between environment protection and economic development created the global issue of sustainable development.
Globalization is simultaneously a cause and a consequence of the convergence of basic economic and political systems among nations. As the activities of globalization help to converge economic and political systems, their existence reciprocally facilitates the expansion of globalization.
Momentously, the convergence of these systems is leading to the convergence of fundamental values -- deeply held beliefs about what is right and wrong.
Although particular details may differ from country to country, the general nature of these values is the same. The convergence of basic economic and political values among nations is a pivotal event because it is a necessary, though not sufficient, condition for the eventual emergence of a consensus among human beings that there is but one human race.
As it is currently emerging, globalization fosters desirable common national values by advancing general forms of market economies, democracy, and human rights.
The industrialized democracies must also ensure that the path of globalization fairly balances the values of free market economics, democracy, and human rights, while accommodating such vital concerns as the protection of the environment, concerns that do not yet generate as strong a global consensus as the three convergent values.
Perhaps by the yearthe representatives of oppressors, victims, victors, losers, and adversaries could assemble on a world stage in a therapeutic ceremony to put the past behind.
Action from the industrialized democracies is needed because a humane globalization will increase human wealth and reduce human suffering. Perceived economic and political "imperialism," though much less malevolent than military imperialism, will not be warmly greeted.
The primary vehicle for the industrialized democracies should be the "rule of law" -- assuming that they have a substantial, if not commanding voice in determining its underlying principles. An enlightened globalization will not lead to the establishment of a world government.
It could, however, create a new attitude among human beings and serve the interests of the United States. To be sure, foreign events have had significant ramifications in the past. Centuries ago, seminal inventions in China revolutionized the culture, science, and warfare of Europeans; the opening of American borders to European immigrants from the 19th through the midth centuries gave millions a new home; and the conflicts in Europe during WorldWarI eventually brought the United States onto the European battleground.
For example, after World War I ended, the United States isolated itself in a number of respects from international politics and trade; America declined membership in the League of Nations and enacted the Smoot-Hawley tariffs in which drastically reduced imports.
The continuous importance of international events is a defining characteristic of globalization. Another feature of globalization with potentially profound implications is the convergence of basic economic and political values among nations towards the liberal democratic values of the industrialized democracies, the "West.
Nevertheless, today there are greater similarities between the economic and political systems of nations than at any other time in the short history of globalization.
Globalization's Beginning Identifying the birth of globalization is an elusive task, but one possible date is the yearwhen the United States led the Allied powers in creating the United Nations and its companion international organizations, the International Monetary Fund IMF and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development World Bank.The American dream still very much exists right here in America you and I are living proof.
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