Globalisation : Is the world becoming a global village?

Portrait of a boy with the map of the world painted on his face.

Internet, media, planes  , international business and embassies, these are just few examples of Globalisation and there are more , so what is Globalisation? Globalisation is a process of interconnection between the whole globe which started in the 1960s .
This process helped in the developing of the world on many basis, economically , politically and Socially. Economic wise, globalisation helped in moving capitals , made trade and global investments between countries easier. Socially, what is right to be done here is not right there , people became more aware of the cultures differences and diversity around the world. Finally political wise,  we can say power is more describable now. How other governments act? And what are the policies that have been used to operate? “De Solu Pool (1990), we have to accept the political, social and cultural changes that new technologies bring in their wake.” (Street,2001)

On the other hand, many criticism went around it. Economically , it helped to raise unemployment in some parts of the world as major companies are found cheap. Paid employees in some countries such as China and India , for example if you call  Three company , which is based in the UK you well notice that you have been answered by people with Indian accent . The criticism socially, was on what bases should the whole world except the new changes and the implication that those changes came from the West and it’s not a privilege to follow it.Politically, governments were not sure of the globalisation effect on the way they govern, of course media had most effect on the governments.

TV channel zapping
TV channel zapping                                                          

Nowadays, you can travel around the world without the need to leave your home and it is all because of the media. Media is one of the globalisation forms ,which helped in many ways in educating people and raising awareness among them,without media we wouldn’t know about the major international events around the world.

For start, globalisation brought to us radios moving to televisions and now we don’t have these only , we have world wide web ( Internet) and social media  can we miss anything now? We are updated 24/7. For Marshall McLuhan the world is becoming a “Global Village” because of the media.

CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03:  An anti-government demonstrator holds a sign during clashes on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Initial protests against the government were organized on internet social media. The Egyptian army positioned tanks between the protesters during a second day of violent skirmishes in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT – FEBRUARY 03: An anti-government demonstrator holds a sign during clashes on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Initial protests against the government were organized on internet social media. The Egyptian army positioned tanks between the protesters during a second day of violent skirmishes in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

The events chain of Arab spring can be described as a globalisation signs as well. The fact that the citizens of those countries were able to compare how their governments operate to other governments around the world ,made them demand more diplomacy and more freedom.

Many debates raised throughout the time around globalisation and media in particular ,and its effect on the world. Is it making the world as one?Can we call the whole world ’Global village’?And is it going to be acceptable or not? The world lives in unstable environment, in a world that is in a continuous change if the world is becoming a global village that yet will be seen in the future.

Bibliography

Globalization101.org, (2015). What Is Globalization? | Globalization101. [online] Available at: http://www.globalization101.org/what-is-globalization/ [Accessed 3 Nov. 2015].

Street, J. (2001). Mass media, politics, and democracy. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave.

Uscpublicdiplomacy.org, (2015). PDiN Monitor | USC Center on Public Diplomacy. [online] Available at: http://uscpublicdiplomacy.org/pdin_monitor_article/globalization-interdependency-and-public-diplomacy [Accessed 3 Nov. 2015].

Wheeler, M. (1997). Politics and the mass media. Oxford: Blackwell.

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2 thoughts on “Globalisation : Is the world becoming a global village?

  1. Globalisation, as you said at the beginning, is a process of interconnection which emerged in the 1960s. At the beginning you are saying that embassies is just one example of globalisation but I am not entirely sure what you mean by saying that. Are you trying to say that embassies made their appearance alongside with globalistion or instead that they have been losing their importance instead since the wide spread of internet, media etc.?

    In the first paragraph where you are giving examples of how this process had helped the world, I would like to see you going into more depth and providing some examples/analysis.
    In the second paragraph you are giving an example of Three company using working labour from China and India and then arguably globalization has been creating unemployment? I believe that thanks to globalization, people from not as wealthy countries have had more job opportunities as they can now work over the Internet without having to travel (without often having even enough money to do so in the first place).

    In the next section you mention travelling around the world without having to leave your house. Accordingly to the dictionary, travelling means “to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip; journey” therefore travelling without leaving your house is not possible.
    I believe that without media, access to the information would be more complicated but not necessarily impossible. Do not over strain with your statements.

    As the blog post is fairly short, I would recommend you to focus on one certain aspect for example “Economic impacts of globalisation” and then you could talk about what globalisation is and explain its influence on economics/politics/culture etc.

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  2. Good choice of a very current topic. You clearly have an understanding of the term ‘globalisation’, with some good examples. However, to improve you could present a view which may show that globalisation could be perceived as a negative. We can certainly see that in the rise of right-wing parties in Europe, which oppose further integration. In other words, affairs of one state often have a profound effect on another, as a result of such “interdependence”.

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