Globalisation is almost a buzzword. Its use was once so common in the latter part of the twentieth century, that it almost became meaningless. Nonetheless, there has been renewed interest in globalisation given recent events – a global financial crisis, the rise of nationalism, and religious extremism (Wójcik, 2014). Globalisation is ‘a process through which space and time are compressed by technology, information flows and trade and power relations, allowing distant actions to have increased significance at the local level’ (Miller, Lawrence, McKay and Rowe, 2001, p. 131). Globalisation features two main processes (Brannagan and Giulianotti, 2014). First, there is the increasing interconnectedness amongst nations and regions. The reach of social media, the global financial system, the proliferation of international govern mental organisations and global cultural events (e.g., Olympics) all exem - plify this connectedness. Second, there is increasing recognition and under stand ing that the world is a single place, not a collection of disparate, independent nations. Examples of this include international political diplomacy and the transnational environmental movement. These processes are reflected in Robertson’s (1992) assertion that globalisation is ‘both the compression of the world and the intensification of consciousness of the world as a whole’ (p. 8).