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By George Klay Kieh, Jr.

Globalization isn't really a brand new phenomenon within the overseas process evidenced by means of a number of the efforts which have been remodeled the final a number of centuries to set up a so-called 'global village' with a number of spheres - cultural, fiscal, ecological, political, social - etc. despite the fact that, a number of the levels of globalization have had divergent scope, actors, dimensions and dynamics. that's, all the levels of globalization may be differentiated utilizing the aforementioned markers. by contrast heritage, this publication specializes in the 'new globalization' a section that emerged whilst the chilly struggle ended. between different issues, the recent globalization is the main expansive and technological complicated of all the stages of globalization. for instance, the hot globalization has witnessed the mixing of just about all states of the realm and non-state actors into the worldwide capitalist approach. the consequent results have differed from state to kingdom and sector to area. during this vein, this e-book identifies the various frontier concerns in Africa - debt, human rights, improvement, country sovereignty, the surroundings, democratization, the HIV/AIDS pandemic and communications - which are being impacted by way of the dynamics of this new globalization.

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Also, other non-state actors are becoming important players in the global arena. For example, Hezbollah was locked up with Israel in an unprecedented war in 2006. This was the first time in contemporary international relations that a war was fought between a state and a non-state actor. Furthermore, the war was fought on Lebanese soil, without the participation of Lebanon as a party to the conflict. In addition, various terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda are impacting global affairs. Another manifestation is the tempting impact of unipolarity on the United States’ search for global hegemony.

Land pollution is caused by a host of factors, including the disposal of toxic wastes generated from economic production. In the case of water pollution, the sources vary from the drilling of oil to the processing of minerals such as iron ore. Also, there is increased pressure on oil and mineral deposits. Multinational corporations are criss-crossing the world in search of new oil and mineral deposits in their unending quest to locate new sources of profits. For example, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has become a major source of various minerals, including the one that is used in the manufacturing of cell phones.

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