The sense that globalization was everywhere and changing everything appeared to develop as a collective common wisdom in the 1980s and 1990s. Academics, politicians, and business people all seemed susceptible to the beguiling charms of this evidently pervasive and transformative social phenomenon. It is hard to find a university that has not established a centre for the study of globalization or some variation on the theme, nor a government that has not invoked reform in its name. Of course not everyone thought that globalization was an unalloyed Good Thing. The well organised protests at Seattle in 1999, and subsequently in Washington, Quebec and Genoa reflected strong anti-globalization sentiment. Regardless of whether you liked it or detested it, whether you thought it was changing everything or changing nothing, it was extraordinarily hard to avoid.
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