The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies

Living Edition
| Editors: Scott Romaniuk, Manish Thapa, Péter Marton


  • Milica PejovicEmail author
Living reference work entry


Globalization is a controversial term that has raised both fears and hopes – a process generating “winners” and “losers,” who are, however, unevenly distributed across different countries and social categories (see the entry on “Globalization and Security”). The fact that globalization has become a buzzword in the public discourse and an integral part of public opinion shows the importance attributed to both its economic and political aspects (Inglehart 1999). However, globalization’s opponents have been a particularly vocal part of the public opinion, effectively communicating and displaying all the shortcomings of globalization as well as the costs it has allegedly generated for certain social groups. The activists of anti-globalization movements have been skillful in organizing events and obstructing international entities associated with the neoliberal agenda (see “Neoliberalism”). Moreover, these events have been under an intense media scrutiny due to the conflictual...


Globalization Social movements Neoliberalism Protest politics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of International Studies, University of TrentoTrentoItaly