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Exploring Southeast Asia’s twenty-first century defence economies

Opportunities and challenges in the era of globalization, 1993–2005
ByRenato Cruz De Castro

The states’ quest for the development of their autonomous defence capability, however, is seemingly thwarted by globalization. Globalization is the process whereby many social relations become relatively de-linked from (national) territorial geography, so that human lives are increasingly played out in the world as a single place.3 Within this general social process, national economies are subsumed and rearticulated into the global system by international process and transaction.4 The national economy is permeated and transformed by international forces. Thus, domestic national policies, whether involving public officials or private corporations, always factor in the predominant determinants of international production and distribution.