Globalization is the growing interdependence of the world's people that involves the integration of economies, technologies, and cultures (Bradshaw). It is described as the increased movement of people, knowledge and ideas, and goods and money across national borders that have led to the increased interconnectedness among the world. Globalization is often thought of in economic terms but as we know there are three major components implicated with this idea including: economics, politics, and cultures. Some associate globalization with modernization whereas, it is perceived that there is an alteration of "traditional" societies into "Western" industrial ones. This challenges us into a debate of whether or not globalization is positive or negative.
In the world's perspective some view globalization as being beneficial perceiving it as the key to our future and that our world's economic development is inevitable. It has the potential of making societies richer through trade, and conveys knowledge and understanding to people around the world. Although this is true, others view it with apprehension because they believe that globalization increases inequality within and between nations and jeopardizes living standards to prevent social progress. It is with this argument that there is no simplicity to the idea of globalization. Does globalization exploit poor countries to benefit the rich? I believe that the conditions of globalization will only progress our world and continue to integrate the different systems that will be an advantage to international modernization.
The world's economic system is just one factor in the age of globalization. Over the past two centuries, economic activity has become more globally ori...
... middle of paper ...
...ation allows us to find opportunities and freedoms. It exposes us to new influences of different cultures allowing us to grow individually and globally.
Globalization means to make global or worldwide in scope or application. This is what our world is undergoing; it is a phenomenon of great promise. The alteration of "traditional" societies of the underdeveloped countries into the "Western" ones of the developed countries is what will make our world a better place. Through this process not only are we allowing interdependence among nations we are expanding our knowledge of each other. Our children, who are the lifelines of our future, are emerging into a new world of global homogenization.
Robinson, Maisah. "How Globalization Is Transforming International Relations." Associated Content - Associatedcontent.com. Web. 02 May 2014.