Some would argue that Globalization presents a fundamental challenge to the Westphalian ideal of sovereign statehood – thereby rendering the state obsolete. In so doing, globalization is transforming world order and creating a distinctive form of global politics.
Respond to the statement above, while addressing some or all of the questions/topics listed below:
Is Globalization a positive or negative development in our world?
Is Globalization a new development, or merely the latest stage in an ongoing form of capitalist hegemony or Western Imperialism in the world?
Does globalization make the world more or less democratic?
Does globalization make the world more or less safe; more or less peaceful?