Globalization is often associated with either neoliberalism or a new political world order. These processes, which reveal a new connectedness of worldwide conflicts and crises, including concerns for a sustainable environment, for human rights, and the protection of cultural traditions, have led to new research fields on one hand and academic debates about theories of globalization on the other. These theories are important as they help to reposition conventional concepts of political and social organizations, such as nations and communities, within a globalized sphere.

Media and communication technologies play an important role in the “mediation” of these processes and are sometimes even viewed as key drivers of globalization. Since the mid-1990s, media and communication studies have increasingly addressed the phenomenon of globalization; theories of globalization, however, originated in other disciplines, such as sociology.

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