Globalisation is a process whereby national boundaries become increasingly stretching social relations that cultural, economic and political processes in society are gradually more stretched across nation-state boundaries. The events and decisions taking place on one side of the world have a significant impact on the other.
The international monetary fund defines globalisation as “the growing economic interdependence, through the increase volume cross border transactions in goods, services and also a rapid wide spread diffusion of technology.”
Hamralambos (2004: 31)
However Ohmae (1991) and skair (2001) as cited in Haralambos (2004) can be placed in the same categories both writers emphasis on the way in which National State have lost power due to globalisation.
Also surveillance supervision of the population in the political sphere as cited in Giddens (1990) military power concerns ‘the control of the means of violence in the context of the industrialisation of war.
Anthony Giddens does offer a compromise he believes that globalisation has taken place which disagrees with Hirst and Thompson. However he believes it is not the extreme as Ohame and Sklair describes.
The effects of globalisation on developed countries which have high gross domestic products and industrialisation, countries in which the tertiary and quaternary sectors of industry dominate being described with an economic measure and national.
... was not the right way to tackle the economic problems. The National Government realised this and gradually changed their line ... whether or not the reforms introduced by the National Government contributed to economic recovery. Depression was felt world wide especially in ... that the changes introduced by the National Government were good and contributed to economic recovery. This is most evident when ...
Israel is a small country with a challenging strategic environment; industries have produced goods and services that are demanded worldwide. Globalisation has offered opportunities that allowed them to improve the people a standard of living.
Corner G (2003)
Jamaica’s economy relies on tourism heavily, high interest rates, increased foreign competition, sliding exchange rate has long term serious effects. Jamaica maintains the view that the current structure is undemocratic and does not reflect current realities as cited in Wolfe (2008).
However, cultural awareness may be interpreted an s an opportunity to construct new identities which fuse different cultural traditions. Globalisation can bring countries new opportunities for wealth creation. However studying globalisation also brings new risks that can destroy prosperity. From studying globalisation we can see developed countries have jobs that pay well however there are cultural and economical norms of salaries and workplace conditions as well as minimum wages and unions.
On the other hand the developing countries cannot afford to pay high salaries and work in hash a condition which leads to workers being exploited.
Corner, G (2003) its effects in Jamaica economy Global Exchange pa [online] Available from: [accessed on 21 Dec 2009].
Wolfe R (2008) ‘Global financial Crisis’ United Nationals Speaking notes