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NCJ Number: 200542 Find in a Library
Title: Globalization's Security Implications
Author(s): Lynn E. Davis
Corporate Author: RAND
United States of America
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: RAND
Arlington, VA 22202-5050
Sale Source: RAND
1200 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202-5050
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines important security implications within various aspects of globalization and explores new approaches and strategies in security for the future to reduce the variety of threats that have become global in scope.
Abstract: Globalization is described as a multidimensional phenomenon. Globalization can be seen in the advancement of technology, as well as the global expansion of trade. In addition to these developments creating the achievement of prosperity, freedom, and peace, they can also produce social fragmentation and critical vulnerabilities opening the door to violence and conflict. Threats have become global in scope with the achievements of increased knowledge, technologies, and the movements of people. This paper raises issues arising from different aspects of globalization examining both threats and opportunities. It explores new ways of approaching security in the coming decades. The paper examines transnational threats with the proliferation of dangerous weapons, the underlying causes of transnational threats, opportunities for economic growth and the building of democracy, and a collective international decisionmaking processes. The traditional ways in which the national security and economic policymaking communities have dealt with these many dimensions of globalization must change.
Main Term(s): National security
Index Term(s): Domestic terrorism; Economic influences; International terrorism; Security; Socioeconomic impact of terrorism; Terrorism causes; Terrorism/Mass Violence; Terrorist weapons; Threat assessment
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