Globalization and Governance


Wisman discusses ideology in a critical light and presents it as a tool employed by social elites to advance their beliefs over the interests of the masses or majority in society. This is done, he argues, to undermine the majority’s political power over the ballot box and, by extension, undermine government in its endeavors to promote a common good. Now, understanding that I cannot effectively summarize a lengthy article in two sentences and assuming that you all have read and digested the article, I want you to address the following: How powerful a tool is ideology and what do you see as its role in the ‘government and globalization’ relationship from the perspective of the populations in the center AND periphery nations? Finally, would it help or hinder discussion about globalization to examine it as ideology?