What dangers do you see from increasing globalization of the world economy?
Help me write an essay on this, please.
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- 04-03-2004 17:08
- 04-03-2004 17:14
Scroll down for the subheading "Problems with globalisation". I'd answer it personally but I'm crap at questions on foreign trade and the like.
- 04-03-2004 17:16
There's another good site here: http://www.unep.org/geo2000/english/0028.htm
- 04-03-2004 17:30
Globalisation is where firms expand their markets to other countries. Naturally this creates jobs in those countries.
The dangers of globalisation are that where jobs are being created in new "exploitable" countries, they are being lost in the home countries such as the UK and USA. A good example of this is Norwich Union, who recently moved a call centre to India because of the potential to increase the profit margin due to lower costs of production because of lower wages of Indian workers.
People are always critisizing how companies take advantage of poorer countries by building huge factories, but if you consider that before the factory was built there that country was a communist state and the now workers were once tenants on state-owned land, it doesn't seem that bad. They get paid more, because the company can afford more, and although it may seem like a little to us we fail to realise that cheaper products where they live balance it out. Now countries such as Thailand are doing very well economically becuase their workforce is made a lot more efficient, whereas countries that have not allowed western firms in to use the workforce such as some african countries aren't doing to well.
- 04-03-2004 17:30
you want to search for the following websites... the books called 'no logo' - naomi klein, shes anti-globalisation.. and then pro globalisation (he has some very good arguments) is Phillippe Legrain (i think thats what hes called) with open world: the truth about globalisation (im not sure about hte naem of that book but search for his name) absolute essential reading.. all the arguments you need are outlined on trheir websites
- 04-03-2004 17:35
Increase in global disparity between rich and poor.
- 04-03-2004 19:33
Here is something you may find useful:
P/E/94. Globalization of banking system and its impact on economic growth of developing countries
(2003, 2500 words, 68%)
This assignment is focusing on analysing and assessing the trend towards globalisation of banking system and its impact on economic growth of developing countries. Different aspects of globalisation of financial industry are discusses and arguments are supported by the examples of China and Argentina
P/E/77. Does globalisation promote greater inequality or does globalisation offer greater opportunity, equality and independence by integrating developing countries into a 'converging' world economy? Critically discuss.
(2003, 2500 words, 77%)
P/E/45. Dissertation. Anti-Globalisation Movement and World Trade Organisation: Genesis of the Transnational Advocacy Networks and Social Movements and their scope for future
(2003, 11500 words, 78%)
This dissertation tried to discuss the genesis and scope of Anti-Globalization Social Movements (AGSMs) and Transnational Advocacy Networks in the context of the Globalization policies of international financial institutions and World Trade Organization (WTO). The first part, discussed the nature and evolution of AGSMs and TANs and their linkage and interrelationships. This constituted the theoretical and conceptual framework of the dissertation. The composition and organization of the Anti-Globalization movement was also discussed in this part. This part established that the most appropriate way to describe and analyse the AGSMs the Keck and Sikkink's networks model. The second part, dealt specifically with the TANs and their operating methodology. This section established the Political Opportunity Structure Model (POSM) and the Resource Mobilization Model (RMM) is the basis of further examination on AGSMs and TANs. In that it was established that a social movement's success and failure large depends upon the applicability of these two models and that these models suggest an appropriate mechanism to evaluate them. It is also discussed the methodology the TANs employ in achieving the goals of various social movements which in the present case was the AGSMs. The third and final part comprised to two case studies of Anti-Globalization Movement - The Zapatistas Movement in Mexico and the American Militia Movement in the United States. Whereas, one is extreme left-wing movement resenting the Globalization and other is, its opposite, an extreme right wing movement with the same ideology and cause. This part actually applied the theoretical foundations actually traced in the earlier parts on the empirical evidence selected for the purpose of this study. With a view to assess the success and scope of these movements both the POS model and the RM model were applied on these movement. It was discovered that the networks model was also helpful in examining them. Basing upon the identity, goals and adversary model this part also synthesised that the AGSMs have a future as long as their adversary - the corporate capitalism and hegemonic globalization exist. This application of this typology also revealed that the AGSMs have a capability of sustenance no matter their complexity and heterogeneity.
P/E/40. Economic globalisation refers to 'the further internationalisation of economic activity, in terms of greater interdependence and integration between economies and economic activity'. Discuss this statement.
(2003, 1600 words, 63%)
P/E/24. Is Economic Globalisation a new phenomenon?
(2002, 3000 words, 63%)
In this essay I am going to explain firstly what economic globalisation is, looking at its diversity and change through many years to illustrate that economic globalisation is not a new phenomenon. Then to conclude with some thoughts on the future of economic globalisation and what can be done about it.
P/E/67. "The most effective way of tackling those inequalities which arise from poverty is to tackle poverty itself" Ian Plewis.
(2003, 2100 words, 75%)
The paper From an Economic point of view outlines what are the hypotheses and how strong are the links (in both directions) between primary inequality (poverty) and secondary (educational) inequality and critically discusses the Plewis's conclusion.
- 05-03-2004 14:13
You can cite dependency theorist about global structural dependency by the LDCs, and how the only way for them to catch up is to engage in ISI, and cite examples of that in Japan... south america... etc...
Heck, you can even tie this to ethnic conflict, and increase instability of the world financial market (so call "hot money" that's slushing around). You can cite how the 1997 asian financial crisis, originated from Thailand, was largely caused by this problem.
You can even talk about the exploitation of the workers due to enforced free trade and foreign investment combine with a lagging legal system that could not keep up with economic developments. How it leads to workers exploitation and in some extreme case, increase provety. From that if you really need to BS just tie that with some stuff from Marx, and just extripulate some political consequences.
You can talk about the increase power of multinational corporations (MNC) and their increase infulence over govermental policies, even in advance industrialized countries. A real hot topic recently are Privacy laws, i.e. what kind of informations are corpoprations allow to take from you and what are they allow to do with it? Also environmental policies and a host of other things. The erosion of national sorvernity and all that good stuff...
There are some ideas for you to explore, obviously you'll have to do the relevent research to back up these claims. I won't help you write your paper but these should get you started.