Globalisation And Globalization

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The world today is more globalised than ever before, with people, technologies and ideas migrating across borders in increasingly large numbers. These movements are a powerful force for change, and raise important questions among anthropologists about how culture, community and conflict have changed in response to globalisation. In this essay, I argue that while the nature of globalisation has changed over the years, it has consistently been a driver of internal conflict and societal change. Two case studies are utilised, from India and Peru, to demonstrate how globalisation introduces new ideas and opportunities that challenge existing power structures, identities, values and cultural norms. This, in turn, leads to my final argument that in the process of trying to prevent change, many leaders actually deepens existing social fractures which ultimately results in conflict and inevitable social, political, economic and cultural transformation.

Throughout human history there has been a continuous tradition of trade and investment across territories and cultures. European imperialism represents a significant early example of globalisation, and the process has increased exponentially in the centuries since. Several events contributed to a period of period of hyper-globalisation since the start of the twentieth century, such the collapse of the Soviet Union and reintegration of Soviet and East Asian nations into the global economy, the privatisation of nationalised industries

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