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 up factories in poorer Less Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs) where it is a lot cheaper and easier to manufacture goods. An example of this is Nike who manufacture almost all their goods in south east Asia, in countries such as Vietnam. Even though this creates jobs for thousands of people in these countries, the corporations do get accusations of social injustice and unfair working conditions. Slave labour can be used, wages can be very low and living and working conditions poor. There can also be a lack of concern for the environment, mismanagement of natural resources and ecological damage.
The unevenness between More Economically Developed countries (MEDCs) and LEDCs is likely to continue to grow as multinational corporations are…

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