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Globalization: Good or Bad? by Naima Ahmed

Learning journey – week 3: (31 January, 2013 and 1st February, 2013)

In third week, I had interesting lecture that was given by Prof Omar Farouk. The lecturer talk about that news can be manipulated most of the time, because the news channel owners decide what to broadcast and what not to broadcast it. It is important to know what happening in the world especially the country you living in. I’m international student who studying in Malaysia, therefore every now and then I watch the local news to know what happening in Malaysia.

One of the most attention-grabbing parts that Prof Omar discussed it was about japan. This country is one of the most powerful countries in the world in the twentieth century, because of many reasons such as having the biggest database information and applying the principles of modern management, including teamwork work and proficiency of the administrative work and turn it into a social value associated with Japanese culture.

In Tutorial class, the main topic was about globalization impact in political, environment, economical and socio-cultural frames. Globalization is an economic process in the first place, then political, and consequent social and cultural aspects. The globalization seeks to command, control and make laws and links, with the removing barriers between Countries. Globalization does not rec

The globalization is a double-edged sword, it can be beneficial when connecting between civilizations, nations and countries surpassing geographical factor, and making the world a small village. It liberated human beings from many restrictions thanks to the proliferation of media and the easy access to information for everyone, allowing people to see and interaction what is going on in the world.

On the other hand, globalization has many negative aspects including negligence of the environment, high crime rate due to the spread of violent movies and the dominance of consumer culture and the marginalization of other cultures and trying to obliterate the cultural identities of other nations. Moreover, it leads to the domination and control of the powerful over the weak and the rich on the poor because the multinational corporations are in control of the world and the new global economy works to break down the economic and financial barriers relations between  people, and it is not for humanitarian goal, but for the sake of international companies only.

Once  Nelson Mandela said “Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.”

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