The Meaning of Globalization: From Ulrich Beck’s Vision to the Rise of Anti-Globalization (5)

Nowadays, world governments are so busy with tackling the unwanted side effects of globalization, including international crimes, imbalanced distribution of resources, etc. When border “disappears”, the distance between states or political entities would become meaningless also. Here, it is necessary to point out that there is a close relationship between border and distance. Generally speaking, distance can separate people and prevent challenges from the foreign in order to protect political power. Therefore, if border becomes “vanished”, distance would no longer be “existed”. The serious consequence of this is: various human risks, like terrorism and new diseases, would easily spread from one country to another.

(See: The Theory and Practice of Anti-Globalization Movement: Case Studies of the Independent Media in the Chinese Societies – Hong Kong and Taiwan. Bonn: Bonn University. 2014)

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