The Positive Effects Of Globalization

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I. Introduction One of the most constantly deserted and returned to worldly issues, is globalization. Its scope is so wide that varying matters and happenings relate to it. After waves of political, social, and economic issues wash over one after another, it has always gone back to and talked about, written about, and debated about. Some might argue that it is a matter worth discussing due to the gradual development occurring. And for others, it is a matter to look out for, for how ever helpful and imperative the effects of globalization are, it has the potential to be catastrophic if not managed well. But despite the efforts to control globalization, can one really say that this global phenomenon is capable of being administered and…show more content…
Specialists and professionals have debated as to why a persistent rift is transpiring despite efforts to reduce the gap between these two, and one factor that can hold accountable for is globalization. With the current power and influence of core countries, there is an easier diffusion of their beliefs and culture to the peripheries. Because of the wealth they possess, these Western nations are capable of developing themselves, while leaving poor nations to pointlessly attempt to imitate them. Moreover, the peripheries’ vulnerabilities prevent them from progressing, and keep them dependent to these dominant nations. The hegemony has been manifested for a long time now and this has caused vexations for the affected nations, consequently and gradually creating what is now known as global terrorism. This research focuses on the relationship between globalization and global terrorism, and how the former affects the latter. It also tackles the current terrorist groups, such as Al-Qaida and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) that have formed in recent years, and how they are related to the global…show more content…
Many factors have come to play in the rise of terrorism, though key elements that paved the way for it to be thoroughly established are technology and neo-liberal ideas. They have laid the foundations for individualistic ideologies and the method in transferring and spreading these outside of their origins. Technology plays a very important role in society, as it has been one of the causes of modernization and comfortable living. However, a dichotomy on the use and purpose of technology is gradually developing, and defenders and attackers of this tool each have own rational features. And through a firm belief on the use of technology in people’s lives, the ideology of technological determinism has emerged. Douglas Kellner (2002) enumerated significant points of each side. Supporters argue that technology creates a new economy and thus producing a renewed wealth of nations. Through the breakthrough of new technology, the structure of the economy is reconstructed so much so that small firms are given the opportunity to compete and flourish with larger firms. Moreover, it has increased the quality of a number of social aspects, such as education and recreation, among many others. And as mentioned earlier, technology facilitates in better communications, as well as ideologies, part of which are neo-liberal ideas that strongly support the idea of
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