Globalisation Contradictions Analysis

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Globalisation and the Contradictions Globalisation is a process that is complicated by definitions. Some of which are superficial. The basic tenants of globalisation do not stand in isolation. They are contested by counter arguments which suggest that Globalisation is not as omnipotent as it is claimed to be. The following essay will explore and elucidate some of the contradiction of globalization. Beginning with a brief description of what Globalisation is, followed by its constituents and their implications as well as the antithesis to all of the constituents that will be mentioned thereof. Globalisations can be understood as a process through which interconnectedness of societies is being reinforced on a global scale. The interconnectedness…show more content…
Then the implications, thereof, are not as intense as they are claimed to be. The idea of deteritorialization (Aurelela, 2008) reduces the world into a borderless spectacle through which individuals can travel freely and the exchange of good is not moderated, therefore by this logic, the nation-state becomes a weak entity that loses relevance because mutli-national corporation are far more organised than the governments in the countries themselves… The premise of deteritorialization is not entirely true, because world trends in politics show that the nation-state is stronger today than the idea of globalisation claims. There are strict laws governing the movement of individuals into other countries. Passports have to be produced in order for one to be granted permission into another sovereign territory furthermore, there are trade tariffs that act as barriers to control that goods that go in and out of a country. So, private trading companies from across the seas have to respect the state laws in order to be allowed to trade in that…show more content…
The technological advancements compress space and time, allowing for fast transactions of communication to occur. Cultural exchanges occur due to the many media platforms. Issues from one corner of the world, like the attack of Russia on Ukraine, spread very quickly across media platforms and individuals are exposed to the information as the events unfold. So, the speed at which information travels has increased. And the amount of information that is circulating the global society has increased. On a superficial level of inspection this is true. However, Globalisation in itself is not Global (Haug, 2003). Globalisation has not reached every corner of the world. There are aboriginal tribes in South America that have not been exposed to the new age communication technologies and still depend on their primitive way of living, such as hunting and gathering. There are villages in Africa where the occupants of the land have never used a telephone or a computer ever before in their lives. Globalisation in such areas only extends as far as the clothing the individuals wear. Otherwise, they are not connected to the rest of the world in anyway what so
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