IR 210 Practice Essay on Globalization

IR 210 Practice Essay on Globalization - Sarah Barber IR...

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Sarah Barber IR 210 Professor Lamy TA Nukhet Sandal Essay on Globalization Friday, September 16, 2005 “It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.” Kofi Annan, the United Nations Secretary-General, makes a very valid point when he says this. Globalization is now becoming a major issue around the world. The question is, “Is globalization helping or hurting the people and the environment?” In defining globalization, I will use John Baylis and Steve Smith’s definition found in The Globalization of World Politics . They define globalization as “a historical process involving a fundamental shift or transformation in the spatial scale of human social organization that links distant communities and expands the reach of power relations across regions and continents.” In short, globalization is the changing of worldwide interconnectedness. Many opinions are held on whether this spreading of wealth and knowledge is good or evil, but I believe globalization to be a mixture of the two. There are certain aspects of globalization that I find to be helpful to many states, but at the same time, there are also aspects of globalization that are hurtful to many countries
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