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Encompasses, in addition to art and literature, lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems, traditions and beliefs” (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO], 2002, p. 18). These are significant changes, as the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples takes these meanings to new levels in their fight for patents for cultural products or indigenous products. Globalization as Process Globalization is not a new phenomenon. Several processes of globalization have been operating simultaneously for many years: the globalization of economics, politics, knowledge, and culture (Ahmadi, 2003).

CONCLUSION As stated in the introduction, the post-9/11 world appears to be caught between terror and hope. In this tension is also a struggle about how we as a global community define security. Will we continue to define security in terms of bigger weapons and more militarization, or will we define security in terms of international law and human security? Will democracy, justice, and human rights continue to be eroded around the world to protect us from “terrorism,” or can we step back from the collective brink and make hard and sober assessments of what framework will best ensure peace and justice and security in an increasingly globalizing world?

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