Opinion & Editorial, The Jakarta Post, Monday, January 05, 2004
by Yanuar Nugroho,
Globalization remains a paradox up to today in our world. It brings about dramatic economic growth and advancement of technology, but at the same time also causes unprecedented human and ecological problems. Anthony Giddens (1999) describes this situation as being like a runaway “juggernaut” with all of us being trapped in it — neither able to control the course nor to stop it. We may become wealthier and have a better life, but we also suffer from the “manufactured risks” like new diseases, computer viruses, etc.