The Consequences Of Anti-Globalization

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“Today, the rich are the haves and the poor are the have-nots. Tomorrow, the rich will be the have-food and the poor will be the have-not food.” - Bill Gaede
This quote says it all, what globalisation means to poor and to where it may lead them tomorrow, as propounded by the advocates of anti-globalisation. Though globalisation in common parlance associated with economic sense, it means different things to different people. For the business community, globalisation refers to specific strategies in companies designed to overcome the constraints of national boundaries through the mechanism of globalized production and marketing networks, in the field of economics it is considered synonymous to economic inter-dependence between countries covering increased trade, technology, labour and international capital flows, in a political debate, globalisation refers to the integrative forces drawing national societies into a global community covering the spread of ideas, norms and values and in the social field, the tidal wave of global culture is sweeping the indigenous cultures
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Further, globalization is resulting in the alienation of people by bringing them together and there is no consensus on whether the bringing of people closer and thus striving for global homogeneity/uniformity/conformity is a good development, or whether it occurs at the heavy cost of destroying indigenous or local beliefs and culture. Similarly, whether globalization increases or decreases poverty as well as economic disparity is a hotly debated and contested issue, same could be said about the impact of foreign direct investment by multinational corporations (MNCs) (the drivers of globalization) on development and human rights. What is hotly debated is that positive and the negative implications of globalization, for the realization of human rights particularly in developing
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