Globalisation
Topics: Globalization, World Trade Organization, Developed country, Country classifications, Western Europe / Pages: 11 (2628 words) / Published: Apr 28th, 2013

A global Village[1]

Contents

1. Introduction

2. What is Globalisation all about?

3. What are the advantages of a global world?

4. What are the drawbacks of a global world?

5. Trade and Globalisation

6. Migration and Globalisation

7. Conclusion

8. Sources

1. Introduction

As the subject for this Paper I choose Globalisation. The main reason for this choice is my fascination with the subject as well as the fact that in the last few years globalisation has become a much-discussed issue. In this Paper I will attempt to explain the meaning of the word globalisation and I will analyse the advantages and the drawbacks of a global world. Globalisation has changed the face of the world.
Besides this, I will discuss the main changes in trade policies of globalisation. Finally, I will analyse the consequences for migration in a global world.
I will end this Paper with a conclusion, gathering the main points of this paper.

2. What is Globalisation all about?

The term ‘A Global Village’ is mostly associated with Marshall McLuhan. In his books he describes how the world has contracted in to one big village. Global Village refers to the effects of globalisation, mass media, information and communication technology. According to this philosopher and sociologist, there will only be one main culture left in the world. The ability for someone to collect information very rapidly wherever they are, gives the impression that we live in the same virtual place, in the same village.

Globalisation is a phenomenon that started to appear at the end of the 19th century with the emergence of industrialisation. Products were produced on a bigger scale with export as a target. Globalisation is a situation by which economies, societies and cultures have become interconnected. The world is made a smaller place;

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