While reading Leslie Skliar’s, “Sociology of the Global System,” I was intrigued by the sentence, “The dominant form of globalization in the present era is undoubtedly capitalist globalization” (57). This statement captured my attention because I had never before thought about there being different forms of globalization. I automatically assumed that capitalists globalization was the one and only form of globalization. This speaks volume to the fact that capitalists globalization has become second nature to many world citizens like myself.
Moreover, Sklair explains that The World Bank, the IMF, WTO, commodity exchanges, etc. are other forms of globalization that are mostly controlled by those who share the interest of the major Transnational Practices (57). Indeed, globalization is ever-present and every-changing in the present era; it has become a normalized part of society. As Wallerstein explains in his article, “The Modern World-System as a Capitalist World-Economy,” we live in a society that gives priority to the endless accumulation of capital (51). This accumulation of capital creates a division of labor, which, works to produce a world-economy that constantly expands the wealth of the system. This process, as Sklair suggests, has become embedded within our culture; it has become a transnational ideology.