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Charles BardenUpper Iowa UniversitySoc-304-6A-77 GlobalizationContemporary Global Issues Reflection Paper
Globalization seems to be a concept that was constantly repeated throughout the term.This concept seemed to be a key topic and major concept from the chapter. The book describesglobalization as “the set of processes that encompass the growing multi-dimensional flow ofpeople, places, objects, and information, as well as the structures they encounter and create.The most important parts of this definition is the idea that globalization is a process and theglobalization does not inexorably lead to greater interaction between peoples. Nothing thathappens with globalization occurs automatically.” Globalization has many different concepts andversions of the theory. It occurs in our everyday life, and everyone experiences it. Ritzer statedthat, “Virtually every nation and the lives of billions of people throughout the world are beingtransformed, often quite dramatically, by globalization.” Other key topics that were discussed arepolitics, technology, and Americanization. These topics all fall under the umbrella ofglobalization, and they offer us insight on how globalization continues to spread and make ourworld operate as it does.Politics play a role in globalization because that is essentially where everything is beingcontrolled. This is how the leaders of the world are determined and then they collectively decidehow things will flow all of the cultures and subcultures. According to Ritzer, “Politics is theother of the most important concerns of those interested in globalization, especially the role ofthe nation-state in that process.” Politics helps to remove the barriers of trade and cultures; itallows different countries and states to find common ground and further expand to one another’sjurisdiction. When politics come into play, it lays the groundwork for other processes inglobalization like the spreading of technology.Globalization affects the political stage by movingaway from a national, territorial system and towards a unilateral integrated system.This allowsfor less focus on independent rights and economies and much greater focus on world events,
local crises, human rights and global development, according to Global Policy (Kumar, 2003).Politics is basically the beginning of the large-scale globalization.Technology is the next part of globalization. It is a vital force in the process ofglobalization. Technology helps globalization be easier and more tangible especially when itcomes to international affairs. There isn’t a need to have to travel to a different country for abusiness meeting anymore. The biggest advancement globalization has seen is the internet and

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