Date Added: Mar 2009
The current wave of globalization until 2008 was characterized by unprecedented worldwide flows of goods, capital, people, information, and ideas. So is European integration on a regional geographic scale. In the growing body of literature on the relationship between the globalization and European integration, the latter is often portrayed as accelerating the forces of globalization through deep market integration inside Europe. Some authors conceive of European integration as being simply a "Regional variant of globalization."