Running head: GLOBALIZATION CAN BE ALTERED BY POLITICAL ACTION1Globalization can be altered by Political ActionName of StudentCourse/NumberDue DateFaculty Name
GLOBALIZATION CAN BE ALTERED BY POLITICAL ACTION2Globalization can be altered by Political ActionGlobalization is the integration of governments, people or businesses convening an international influence that attracts international transactions. Globalization and politics are intertwined domains that affect each other in different measures. During the first wave of globalization, countries were merged into regions making them 54, a decrease making them fromthe initial 125. The second wave, on the other hand, has witnessed an increase in the number of countries cumulatively up to at least 190 by 2016 (Gancia, Ponzetto & Ventura, 2016). The influences of political action on globalization date back in history. Political factors such as decolonization, war, the USSR breakup and changes in the worldwide currency values alter the scope of globalization. Therefore, political action can alter-globalization making it slow, rapid or preventing it from taking place. Political globalization is also a factor that affects the scope of globalization. When the worldwide political system becomes synonymous in terms of complexity and size, the aftermath is better relationships amongst countries. Rifai (2013) argues that developing countries are in the processes of devolving their countries to come with government structures that are similar to superpower countries. The need for these changes emanates from political issues such as graft over corruption and promotion of equity within the country. Significantly, these countries tend to come up with intergovernmental organizations that promote closer relationships. Through these organizations, nations promote intergovernmental which is literally a regional integration (Rifai, 2013). Thus, naturally, political globalizations convenes and effective environment for globalization.Multilateralism, as promoted by the US, is a political action that influences globalization. According to Rifai (2013), countries have capacitated non-governmental organizations to
GLOBALIZATION CAN BE ALTERED BY POLITICAL ACTION3regulate their governments. Most activist NGO’s are international only that they have branches indifferent countries. Therefore, it is possible that when playing the role of a watchdog, NGO’s consult with their peers in other countries to arrive at decisions. Ideally, the NGO’s influences the government in a manner that an international presence is represented, giving room for the development of a global civil society (Rifai, 2013). As a result, the political sphere of the countries is shaped by the NGO’s allowing for regionalization, a sign of globalization.