Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Globalization is a term that refers to worldwide social change that is widely discussed and debated across many disciplines. The focus of scholars revolves around a range of questions including the origins of the term, definitions, debates, social implications, social movements, anti-globalization, and the various ways globalization is used to understand politics, economics, and culture.

One way in which globalization is conceived focuses on the economic, political, and cultural features. Key developments have followed this observation although not …

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Wilkinson, Michael, “Globalization”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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