Jabir Al Fatah

Although globalization is a process of change and development across the globe, it is not an unmixed blessing to the humankind. As a citizen of global world, we have seen many improvements such as free trade, quick access to information, fast travel across the world etc. They have obviously make such position for us in the world by what we see our world in an entirely new way.

However, many thinks that globalization process will always bring change in positive way. For example, it helps grow industries and more job fields in developing countries. This will undoubtedly contribute to the global economy and give the migrant worker right to access into more labour force, which of course create opportunity to support and feed their families. This process may decrease the poverty level in the poorer part of the world. Another viewpoint is that, developed countries are being more developed by taking the advantage of globalization. The greatest advantages of globalization have been recorded in the developed countries holding production factors which are net superior on a productivity level to those in the other countries, especially capital, which are capable of obtaining high efficiency levels in most areas, upon small costs (Nistor 2007).

Many companies in wealthy countries (whether they are in small or large scale) are involved in outsourcing many manufacturing processes. For example, Swedish fashion brand H &M (commonly known as clothing company) highly dependent on the countries like Bangladesh, China, India- where textile is cheap and less effort and cost are used to design and produce the cloth. Like Sweden, many other developed nations are easily gaining these facilities which let them meet the demand of the citizens of their own countries, and thereby contributing to their own economy. On the contrary, the more we are getting connected to the outside world, the more endangered we are. Why? Because the global connection among many cultures and traditions has confused people which cultural or traditional identity to hold. In near future, this crisis will be so intense that we will barely practice our own culture, and this many rise the bicultural behaviour, especially among new generations. Probably the nicest and most structured way of expressing the drawbacks of global identity is: the assertion of global homogenization of culture is a little like arriving by plane but never leaving the terminal, spending all ones time browsing among the global brands of duty free shops (Tomlinson 1999).

Other negative effect is promoting violence and crime. The video sharing medium and cheap access of satellite news media are rapidly spreading the peoples view and reaction all across the world. This most likely have chance to increase the incitement among citizen that can raise crime and violation act in worst case scenarios.

[1] Tomlinson, J. (1999) Globalization and culture. Oxford: Polity Press.
[2] Nistor, C. (2007) Positive and Negative Effects of Globalization. Available at: https://www.scribd.com/document/282223288/Positive-and-Negative-Effects-of-Globalization-Nistor-Cornelia (Accessed: 13 December 2016).

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