In some ways, globalization isn't that unique to our time in history:
local tribes to city states to kingdoms (sometimes empires, albeit less stable of of shorter duration), to nation states, and now the League of Nations, the UN, EU, OPEC, OAU, OAS, ASEAN, NATO, etc. etc. etc.
Since as far as human history was recorded, as technology progressed (wheels, boats, sails, rows, canoes, kayaks, chariots, typesets, trains, typewriters, telegraphs, telephones, airplanes, satellites, cell pones, computers, internet), our social structures inevitably became more complex. The only way to stop globalization would be to reverse all commmunications technologies from the telegraph to today. Once the telegraph was invented in 1844, globalization began, and there was no stopping it, so we might as well learn to live with it.
The only thing within our control now is the kind of globalization, based on materialism or spirituality, that's our choice, but the process itself, no.