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Transnational civil society
A political arena in which citizens and private interests collaborate across borders to advance mutual goals or to hold governments accountable for their activities.
a historical process involving a fundamental shift or transformation in the spatial scale of human social organization that links distant communities and expands the reach of power relations across regions and continents.
Asymmetrical globalization
describes the way in which contemporary glabalization is experienced unequally across the world and among different social groups, so that it produces a distinctive geography of inclusion in, and exclusion from, the global system.
the condition of globalization at any particular time, usually gauged by its thickness or thinness.
growing interactions between national states.
growing interdepndence between geographically contiguous states, as in the European Union (EU).
the degree to whicn networks or patterns of social interaction are formally constituted as organizations w/ specific purposes.
a process in which the organization of social activities is increasingly less constrained by geographical proximity and national territorial boundaries.
Time-space compression
the technologically induced erosion of distance and time gives the appearance of a world that is, in communication terms, shrinking.
Global governance
the evolving system of (formal and informal) political coordination--across multiple levels from the local to the global--amongst public authorities (states and IGOs) and private agencies (NGOs and corporate actors) seekingn to realize common purposes or resolve collective problems through the making and implementing of global or transnational Norms, Rules, programmes, and policies.
Global politics
the politics of global social relations in which the pursuit of power, interests, order, and justice transcends regions and continents.
Global polity
the collectinve structures and processes by which 'interests are articulated and aggregated, decisions are made, values allocated and policies conducted through international or transnational political processes' (ougaard 2004:5).