The "Journal of Globalization Studies" provides a multi-faceted analysis of globalization, based on perspectives of authors working in both Western and non-Western traditions. The current events such as the financial crisis illustrate that discussion should not be lim ited to particular geographic regions or narrowly-defined methods of analysis. We intend to co-operate with scholars from many different countries to provide visions of global processes from both the developed and developing countries, including those in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and including Russia and the other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The special character of the "Journal of Globalization Studies" is that it provides for a broadly international and multicultural forum on issues associated with globalization, and the influence of globalization in particular cultural-geographic regions. The journal invites all the students of globalization to enrich the discussion by presenting their own perspectives.