Globalization

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As others have pointed out, globalisation can not be clearly described as purely negative and neither can it be described as entirely positive.It is, however, something that is happening now and I believe will continue to occur.A point could be made that the more countries and cultures intermingle that there could be less chance of strife and conflict. Or does this simply give political powers more ammunition for conflict? Nationalism, for example, is it a good thing?.Does it mean that you are saying you and your “people” are better than other cultures and other”people”? What does it mean wanting to keep your culture, is it bringing us further apart or bringing us closer together?

Pros

-Access to International aid and support

-Contributes to world peace(maybe), reduces risk of invasion, more checks to big powers and limits are put on nationalism

-Smaller countries can work together and gain more influence internationally, for example, ASEAN

-International organisations are often committed to spread values like freedom and to fight abuses within countries

Cons

-Loss of sovereignty

-Increased power of TNC’s

-Unstable financial system

-Erosion of tradition

-Simplified class antagonisms

-Reduce people to wage labourers

-Excess: too much commerce and industry becomes a hindrance to society, not a benefit

-Work has no individual character

-Specialised machines take peoples jobs

Globalization is something that is here now, it is not going to stop, and it will not go away. We can, however, adapt to how globalisation develops and how we can better work together globally.

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