Does globalization changes the world? – by Ekhlas Musaed
The third week came with a new inspiration. On 29th of January 2013, lectured done by Dr.Fauzi and he discussed about conflict for me it wasn’t a new topic but I gained more information and understandings about what are the types and nature of conflict and also to identify whether it’s structured or not structured conflict by referring to the issues and recognize what type of conflict its whether; intra-state conflict for example Somalia, political conflict Syria, ideologies conflict Iraq, religious conflict Myanmar, social-cultural conflict Nigeria ,territorial conflict Philippines and so forth. Honestly speaking after this lesson I can analyze who are the parties involved in the conflict, why they are fighting, and what we can do to solve this conflict.
In tutorial class we discussed about Globalization which is very known topic, means worldwide interconnectedness evidenced in global movements of natural resources, trade goods, human labor, finance capital, information. Globalization has made the world as a small village. Nowadays, the world becomes closer and closer and unprecedented changes in transportation, communication and computer technology have made the world more interdependent than ever. Today, we have discussed globalization of economic, politics, social-cultural and environment. Our lecturer has divided us into four sub-groups and each group discussed about one aspect and how does it connected. All my classmates used their further knowledge and perception about globalization.
Initially, my group discussed the globalization of the economy. As we know recently, the advances in communication and also technology make our lives much easier and much better. For instance, international trade and also exchange currencies and so forth.
Secondly, globalization of politics is very important for the country or the nation. With globalization politics can take a place for example, the European Union and also some of government organization such as world banks, international monetary fund and world trade organization and others.
Thirdly, globalization of the culture. Recently, technological improvement has created the possibilities in everything. For instance, the Internet, TV and satellites which remove the culture boundaries. Wherever you live you probably may get influences by those. For example, nowadays English languages tend to eradicate all other languages. Also with globalization some makes the western culture as their ideals therefore, their own culture is the victim.
Lastly, globalization of the environment. Recently, our environment is changing and getting worst and worst gradually and one of the reasons is the globalization. For examples, international trade between different countries and throw their plastic and waste products which can lead to soil, water and rivers pollution. Also the monoxide which many companies not really caring about people and environment can lead to environmental issues like global warming and increasing in the sea level.
All in all, I would say the globalization is an integration of economic, politics, culture and environment .More likely, that globalization is a force of economic growth. In other hand, it leads to environmental devastation and I think globalization only benefits the rich countries. Hence the rich countries are getting richer and the poor countries are getting poorer or remind poor. Basically, globalization has positive and negative effects.