As the new economic order takes hold under the recent phenomenon referred to as ‘globalisation’, spreading its rapacious tentacles into the social,economic and cultural fabrics of every nation, signs of impending disaster are becoming increasingly apparent, particularly in the context of globalisation’s impact on the ecological well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. Like many other universally recognised paradigms such as sustainable development or even free trade, the term globalisation cannot be reduced to a single, readily understood and accepted concept. Instead, it is constantly changing shape, depending on how, where and against whom or what the impacts of globalisation apply.
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