Political globalization can refer to the increasing, shared, conviction that all people should be governed by their own consent and a rule of law. (Western liberal democracy). It may also refer to the increasing number of inter-governmental organizations (IGO’s) with global scope and the increasing numbers of countries that participate in those IGO’s. Or, again, to the growing uniformity of governmental organization and structure or even the growing diplomatic interdependence between countries – the number of embassies and consulates worldwide.
So. What do we think? How would we define or describe political globalization? And additionally, what are some of the causes for what we observe? What are the “mechanisms” (institutions, policies, laws, habits, practices, phenomena) that encourage this? And…what contemporary global issues does political globalization contribute to? Benefits? Problems?