February 24, 2013
Globalization is the multidimensional set of processes that create, multiply, stretch, and intensify worldwide social and economic interdependencies and exchanges while fostering people in a growing awareness of deepening connections. The world is shrinking as the days go on due to the simplicity of connecting with one another. With the push of a button or the click of a mouse you can be in contact with your friends and family on the other side of the globe though it may feel like they are right around the corner. Although globalization is a fairly new term there are some controversies that follow it. Such controversies are threats to the nation-state by globalization, non-governmental organizations and their roles, and the rationale for free trade. This essay will provide a more in depth analytical perspective of how globalization can be seen as controversial although the process of globalization has had so many benefits for the world we live in today.
A nation-state is a bounded territory controlled by a government that is united by a common language, tradition and culture. The nation-state is responsible for managing the economic life, maintaining moral order within its borders, and representing its citizens in internal affairs. More recently globalization has become controversial to the nation-state by the privatization of public utilities. By privatizing public utilities the interest of the population is thrown out the window. Or in controversial terms, private means power, and who has the power usually has the money. This has brought to my attention that those who have the desire for more money will be more apt to focus on what they can do for themselves and not for the people that they provide a service to. With an unsatisfied population the inhabitants have a couple choices. First, they could migrate elsewhere, or secondly, they can stick their nose to the grindstone...