Impact Of Globalization On The United Nations And European Union

2243 Words Dec 10th, 2014 9 Pages
Introduction
Globalisation is such a complex and broad topic with numerous aspects that it is described by academics in a large variety of ways although most of which overlap in one way or another. However, Stief (2014) simply describes it as a process that presents a connection and interaction between countries and nations particularly in economic, cultural and political aspects amongst others, with Trans National Corporations (TNC’s) such as McDonalds being increasingly present in Asia, or Spanish films being shown in New York as well as groups of countries coming together to create organisations such as the United Nations and European Union. Key characteristics of globalisation include improved technology, Non-Governmental Organisations, spreading of knowledge and importantly the movement of people and capital which this report will be focusing on. It is argued that globalisation would not be able to occur without the ease of movement of both capital and people between countries, but it is important to understand what effects globalisation has had on this integrated movement. European Union is an organisation that can be looked at when trying to find this as it is a closely integrated group of countries in Europe where the effects of globalisation are seen on a daily basis in almost all sectors of the member countries from education to healthcare. One of the numerous policies and agreements within the EU is the ability for both people and goods to move freely between…
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