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In particular Samuel Huntington’s ‘clash of cultures’ article and later book sparked oﬀ a furious debate about the possibility of new conﬂicts around ethnicity and religion (Huntington, 1993 and 1996). After 9/11, the bombings in London, Madrid and Bali, and more recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai in 2008, globalization studies took a more critical and pessimistic turn, with much more emphasis on the state, political borders and security. It is recognized that globalization also brings with it the globalization of violence, low-intensity conﬂicts, international crime and traﬃcking in people.
In contemporary globalization literature, there is therefore an important division between utopian versions of globalization that perceive important opportunities for global justice, human rights and cosmopolitanism, dystopian versions that emphasize the destruction of local cultures, the dominance of consumerism, and the growth of international terrorism and crime; and revolutionary conclusions such as Hardt and Negri’s Empire. Global consumerism has also been criticized by George Ritzer. In his early work on McDonaldization, he had examined the negative force of rationalization on a variety of modern institutions, but he has gone further in The Globalization of Nothing (2003) to argue that globalization empties out culture and that global cultures are devoid of value; globalization oﬀers us nothing.
It is probably also valuable to remain sceptical as to the actual degree of economic globalization (Hirst and Thompson, 1996). While economic internationalization has certainly taken place, these developments do not necessarily constitute economic globalization and very few transnational corporations operate at a genuinely global level. In deﬁning globalization, we must avoid other forms of crude reductionism in treating globalization as a uniform process or by treating it as simply an aspect of hegemonic Americanization and ﬁnally we should recognize that anti-globalization is ironically also an expression of globalization.