Let's View Globalization

1213 WordsFeb 20, 20185 Pages
The definition of Globalization can be summarized as an elimination barrier of trade, culture and communication. Increasing technology and communication has supported the growth of globalization creating a world without many borders related to business (Robertson 1996). Viewing globalization as a positive or negative contributor to the world economy is part of the same debate of whether it creates diminishing cultural and ethnic diversity .The debate around globalization has been a topic of discussion around the world and will continue to be as further advancement in areas of communication and technology continue. Both are important topics in the contemporary world and this paper will review both arguments to support or challenge the implication globalization is having on nationalism as it relates to modern society. Increasing technologic advancements continue to generate more opportunities for globalization to expand globally. However the dominance of globalization and the effects it has on cultures has created groups focused on fighting the expansion of globalization (Godfrey, 2008). According to Giddens, “Globalization is identified as the intensification of worldwide social relations which links distant localities in such a way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring many miles away and vice versa.” (Giddens, 1990). The ideology of globalization is not a new concept but over time it has taken on different changes such as the size, speed, and awareness.
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