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Oppotion to Globalisation

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Opposition to Globalisation
"Globalisation" is a term that became popular in the 1980's to describe the increased movement of people, knowledge and ideas, and goods and money across national borders that has led to increased interconnectedness among the world's populations, economically, politically, socially and culturally (Dreher,2008). Nowadays, the world is becoming more and more globalized. There is no country that can escape from globalisation. With globalisation, many countries get benefits from it. However, it also caused many negative effects from globalisation in many countries. As the ancient Chinese Philosopher Laozi said: “Good fortune follows upon disaster; Disaster lurks within good fortune; Who can say how things will end? Perhaps there is no end.” So it is natural to oppose globalisation. There are many arguments from different views. Some political scientists argue that globalization is making nation-states weaken and that the functions and power of nation-states will gradually take over by global (Dreher et al.,2008). Economists argue that businesses is becoming more competitive and more and more workers may be laid off due to greater competition. For environment, globalization is using up finite resources more quickly and globalization increases world greenhouse gas with carbon dioxide emissions which makes the air pollution worse. For cultural, the uniqueness of cultural is lost in favour of homogenization and a "universal culture" that draws heavily from American culture. In this essay, I will focus on economics and environment aspect to discuss why people and some groups oppose to globalisation. In the global world, there are both positive and negative effects of globalisation for economics of developed and developing countries. McMichael (2001) stated that globalization can create a lot of new opportunities, new ideas, new...

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