complexity, also in the field of theories concerning social and economic sciences (The
orgins of Order: Self-Organizations and Selection in Evolution, Oxford univ. Press, 1993).
Efforts will be made to attempt to “crystallize” complex systems, that is to transform
them into structures characterized by a high degree of order.
This book The Systemic Dimension of Globalization that consists of a variety of approaches
and topics was connected throughout the main message - the system conception.
Transnational flows of people, financial resources, goods, information and culture have
recently been increasing in a drastic way and have profoundly transformed the world
(Ritzer and Malone, 2001). This phenomenon has been labeled globalization. As a result, a
great deal of debate and discussion, even controversy (Bird and Stevens, 2003) has taken
place about globalization in various disciplines from different angles. In fact, there seems to
be a controversy in regards to globalization and the contradictory meanings associated with
Globalization is such a contested term. Not only it has been considered a cliché of our
times, but at the same time it has been criticized for its lack of a precise definition. Still
it holds such an appealing and powerful voice. By the sole mention of the concept it
was able to attract the research efforts of leading specialists throughout the world,
each one of them making a contribution to the academic debate.