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Globalism can have at least two different and opposing meanings. One meaning is the attitude or policy of placing the interests of the entire world above those of individual nations. Another is viewing the entire world as a proper sphere for one nation to project political influence.
Political scientist Joseph Nye, co-founder of the international relations theory of neoliberalism, argues that globalism refers to any description and explanation of a world which is characterized by networks of connections that span multi-continental distances; while globalization refers to the increase or decline in the degree of globalism. Globalism may be contrasted with individualism, localism, nationalism, regionalism or internationalism.
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glob·al·ism noun \ˈglō-bə-ˌli-zəm\
Definition of GLOBALISM
: a national policy of treating the whole world as a proper sphere for political influence — compare imperialism, internationalism
— glob·al·ist \-list\ noun
First Known Use of GLOBALISM
(Oxford English Dictionary)
Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈgləʊbəlɪz(ə)m/ , /ˈgləʊblˌɪz(ə)m/ , U.S. /ˈgloʊbəˌlɪz(ə)m/
Etymology: < global>/i< adj.+ -ism suffix, perhaps after French globalisme (1923). Compare slightly later globalist n.
The belief, theory, or practice of adopting or pursuing a political course, economic system, etc., based on global rather than national principles; an outlook that reflects an awareness of global scale, issues, or implications; spec. the fact or process of large businesses, organizations, etc., operating and having an influence on a worldwide scale, globalization.
1943 E. Jackh & A. Dorpalen War for Man’s Soul i. 7 Hitler‥has embarked on a ‘holy war’ as the God-sent leader of a ‘chosen people’ bred not for imperialism but for globalism—his world without end.
1949 Jrnl. Mod. Hist. 21 147/2 Although written in the optimistic globalism of 1944–45,‥Graham’s book has enduring virtues of courage and philosophical insight.
1965 Economist 23 Jan. 316/1 Between globalism and isolationism there is extensive middle ground.
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