You have probably heard this phrase a million times before on how we live in a world where everything is changing, but what does it really mean. It means that globalization is something that is fast spreading across the globe. It is basically a way where of standardizing products and make them cheaper and accessible. Where as multinational focus on the needs pf each country and not the bigger picture. Levitt, discusses how the spread of globalization has integrated into our societies and he stresses on the fact is inevitable.
INTRODUCTION Globalization has an impact on everyone. From the food people eat and what they wear, those products came from all around the world and is a product of globalization. That globalization is the international integration of ideas, products, and culture. But these products, ideas, and culture could come to a loss though these things are all very beneficial. Although there are times when globalization has costs in terms of deadly viruses is true, but the benefits do outweigh the costs when new ideas are introduced.
Globalization has been a significant factor in human history, and continues to have a great presence in today’s world. Movement and exploration have allowed humankind to become a globally connected community, but have also come with grave consequences. Unfortunately, when people move somewhere new they bring much more than just themselves; included in this are pathogens and disease vectors (Wilson, 1995, p.41). When exploring this topic of carrying disease to new areas, what commonly comes to mind are the epidemics that raged within Indigenous populations of the Americas as a result of European contact. People were moving from Europe to the “New World” in a way that had never been experienced before.
“Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.” ~ Nelson Mandela. The definition google gives for globalization is: businesses or other organizations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale. My position will address the following questions: to what extent should globalization shape identity? What is identity? What impact does globalization have on identity?
The question is of utmost importance due to the fact that if the effects of globalization have not reached certain regions or areas of the world, then indeed, it will be easier to start the process of reversing globalization. ‘While the developing world as a whole is becoming internationally more integrated, the level and pace of integration vary widely across countries’ (Qureshi, 1996). However, even if access to the full effects of globalization is not felt everywhere, the awareness to the concept, phenomenon, policy and process of globalization is widespread and has reached almost all strata’s of societies. Awareness of globalization enforces the reality that globalization has become an irrefutable truth, and perhaps it can be contained and re-shaped to fulfill specific needs, but cannot be entirely reversed or be
And what’s is the effects of Globalization on our local community? Well, Our International connection with the other nation is a never ending relationship of give and take because as a global citizens, we have the right to learn about different world wide ideas, global issues, and consume products from other regions, such as food and clothing. However it is also the duty of us global citizens to share our goods with the rest of the world and exports products that benefit our world community. There are several things that effects our community
In the discussion about the issue: “Does globalization threaten cultural diversity?”, I am more likely to believe that the diversity of the world’s cultures is not endangered by the process of globalization. It cannot be denied that globalization has some bad effects on the variety of cultures in the world, it will not put these cultures at the extinction risk because besides the bad things, globalization does helps develop the cultural diversity and all cultures are different from each other by their main cores and people have strong belief in them. First of all, according to Tomlinson: “Far from being the fragile ﬂower that globalization tramples, identity is seen here as the up surging power of local culture that offers (albeit multi-form,
2. Main causes and drivers of globalization The treaty of Westphalia in 1648, has been known to be the beginning of the system of sovereign states. Unlike the previous treaties, the treaty of Westphalia drew up a list of core principles, which re-defined the conception of the state; territories were defined, and the lands uninfringeable. Supremacy of the nation-state became accepted as the norm and hence allowed growth of international relations (Pant, 2011). However, although this resulted on countries being more diplomatic and did allow an increase in trade, warfare did not end here.
Globalization took a large step after the war world 1and2 which occur several of changes in the following aspects: new territories, different allies grow, accessible transportation, raised the global economics and more trade of goods at a low price were transfer. What is Globalization? Globalization is a complicated topic, but you can see clearly its influence. Globalization is:" The worldwide movement toward economic, financial, trade, and communications integration. Globalization implies the opening of local and nationalistic perspectives to a broader outlook of an interconnected and interdependent world with free transfer of capital, goods, and services across national frontiers."
Globalization is a process of linking the world through many aspects, from the economic to the culture, the political. in different nations. This process uses to describe the changes in society and in the world economy, by creating a linkage and increasing exchange between individuals, organizations or nations in cultural perspective, economics on global scale (Globalization 101, n.d.). A process of creating many opportunities but also causes many challenges for all the nations in the world, particularly for developing countries. There are so many advantages that globalization brings to developing countries like free trade, technology transfer and reducing unemployment.