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Globalization: A Resource Guide

Defining Globalization

Literature about globalization is produced by sociologists, political theorists, economists, historians, anthropologists, and journalists. Globalization is a term variously employed, even by experts within a single discipline. There is substantial debate, not only about its definition, but also about its significance, and how it shapes our world. Most agree that globalization rests upon, or simply is, the growth in international exchange of goods, services, and capital, and the increasing levels of integration that characterize economic activity. In this sense, globalization, is only another word for internationalization. Importantly, it is economic activity that is fuel and furnace of cross-border integration.

Listed below are books and online resources that help researchers understand globalization and related concepts. The following materials link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to digital content are provided when available.

The following internet resources provide further definition of the topic of globalization.