The World And The Implications For Inequalities And Unevenness

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With reference to at least two contrasting examples, critically explore changes associated with the shrinking world and the implications for inequalities and unevenness. Due to globalisation people are more connected around the world than ever before. Global manufactured goods and services that are produced in a certain part of the world are increasingly available in all parts of the world. Also, international travel is more frequent and international communication is commonplace. “Globalisation is an economic tidal wave that is sweeping over the world.” It can’t be stopped, and as a result there are countries that are winners and losers. Multinational corporations in America have taken full advantage of the shrinking world by setting…show more content…
Many think that due to globalisation these corporations are only going to gain more power and influence. In addition, the unevenness in globalisation can be seen by the Americanisation of many LEDCs, with America introducing products and brands such as Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Nike. Anti-globalists claim that globalisation is not working for the majority of the world. From 1960-1998 inequality worsened both internationally and within countries. The UN Development Program reports that the richest 20 percent of the world’s population consume 86 percent of the world’s resources, while the poorest 80 percent consume just 14 percent. People are also claiming that globalisation is leading to the incursion of communicable diseases. Deadly diseases like HIV and AIDS are being spread by travellers to the remotest corners of the globe. When the healthcare to deal with these illnesses is compared between MEDC and LEDC countries it is clear how uneven they are. Many argue that Globalisation has led to the exploitation of labour. Prisoners and child workers are used to work in inhumane conditions. Safety standards are ignored to produce cheap goods. There is also an increase in human trafficking. Nigeria is an example of a country which is rich in natural resources but is still negatively affected by globalisation. It has abundant mineral resources and is abundant in crude oil. The citizens, however, are hungry and poor. The UNDP has
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