Crashing into Us: The Impact of Globalization on Individual Attitudes About Free Enterprise, Government, and Human Rights 公开

Freeman, Abigail Caitlin (2009)

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This study seeks to elucidate the impact of globalization on attitudes about free enterprise, government, and human rights. It tracks the effects of economic, social, and political globalization on fifteen World Values Survey questions over the period from 1981-2004. Findings reveal that economic globalization makes people more favorable to support increased trade and economic openness as it produces material affluence and tangible economic benefits. On the other hand, social globalization has produced divided opinions on free enterprise, government, and human rights; people embrace many of the positive benefits of social globalization but fear its culturally homogenizing effects. Additionally, results for the impact of political globalization on individual attitudes is less conclusive but shows some support for increased support for individual freedoms as political globalization increases. Lastly, this study shows that an increase in wealth, as a result of globalization, is responsible for changes in public opinion, a finding that supports the current literature.

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Introduction...........................................................................Page 1
Figure 1.................................................................................Page 2
Figure 2.................................................................................Page 2
Figure 3.................................................................................Page 2
Literature Review....................................................................Page 4
The Theoretical Model..............................................................Page 10
Figure 4.................................................................................Page 10
Research Design.....................................................................Page 13
Table 1..................................................................................Page 18
Findings and Implications.........................................................Page 20
Table 2..................................................................................Page 20
Table 3..................................................................................Page 21
Table 4..................................................................................Page 23
Table 5..................................................................................Page 26
Table 6..................................................................................Page 28
Table 7..................................................................................Page 30
Table 8..................................................................................Page 33
Table 9..................................................................................Page 36
Table 10................................................................................Page 39
Figure 5.................................................................................Page 41
Figure 6.................................................................................Page 41
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Figure 9.................................................................................Page 42
Figure 10...............................................................................Page 42
Conclusion.............................................................................Page 43
Appendix...............................................................................Page 46
Appendix A............................................................................Page 46
References.............................................................................Page 54

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