Because of the dominance of Western and Northern cultural, economic, and political ideologies in shaping globalization, some refer to the dominant form of it as “ globalization from above .” This phrase refers to the top-down model of globalization that is directed by the world’s elite. In contrast, the “alter-globalization” movement, composed of many of the world’s poor, working poor, and activists, advocates for a truly democratic approach to globalization known as “globalization from below.” Structured this way, the ongoing process of globalization would reflect the values of the world’s majority, rather than those of its elite minority.
Multi-national organisations (MGO’s) have become very important actors in global politics. They may join together to form INGO’s and together they have very clear political impacts. States may be played against each other to benefit INGO’s economically, they may derive power on virtue on strength on state and they are often very hard for states to control, for example Microsoft.
IGO’s, INGO’s and MGO’s are partly responsible for globalisation and the decline of states authority. Political changes have been forced, authoritarian systems that previously ruled states have been forced out and replaced by democratic systems. Law is now based on justice and equal rights are seen to be the principle of politics on national and international level.
Sometime in the second week of April 2002 Google search engine entirely 'disappeared' this website from their listings. Six weeks before the 2002 Bilderberg conference was due to start. Apparently a blatant attempt to stop journalists finding my research. After threats to expose this apparent censorship the listing was restored by 30th April 2002. Here is my full email correspondence with David Krane, Google's Director of Corporate Communications Google - who have ex-Department of Defense 'information warfare' personnel working in their premises - had previously removed my BBC Charter page from Google's index - possibly after complaints from the BBC over the censored Greg Dyke junket article . One of Google's leading software engineers, Matt Cutts, has a top-secret clearance and used to work for the National Security Agency. See my section on Google's clandestine love-affair with the . Department of Defense and Google Watch