This author's articles
9 March 2005
Arnaud studies certain significant aspects of the process of globalization in this collection of essays; in this report, the themes that are the most relevant for our research will be briefly presented. The introductory chapter offers a general account of globalization, which is important for the theoretical tools that need to be devised to grasp the normative parameters at global level. Globalization is the product of a number of conditions: a change in the modes of production; the development of markets of capital; the growth of multi-national enterprises; the relationships between regional economic blocks -including the EU; structural adjustments leading to privatization and diminishing the role of the State; the hegemony of neo-liberal concepts; a growing interest in the expansion of democracy, in the protection of human rights and in the establishment of the rule of law worldwide; and the growth of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).