Globalization is a process by which people of a single society unify and function together. According to Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy some synonyms for globalization are, “the pursuit of classical liberal policies in the world economy, the growing dominance of western forms of political, economic, and cultural life, the proliferation of new information technologies, as well as the notion that humanity stands at the threshold of realizing one single unified community in which major sources of social conflict have vanished.”(p 1) Globalization shows itself on many different levels which include a personal level, an economic level, and a political level.
Globalization on a personal level is explained quite simply. Immigration is probably the largest aspect of globalization, people from all over travel to different countries bringing along their culture. An example is a man comes from China to New York because he can not make ends meet at home and strives for a better life. He will begin to look for work and learn about New Yorkers. He has now experienced globalization first hand as well as New York.
On an economic level, globalization is quite clear. Our economy has expanded due to globalization. Oil companies, parades, fast food, clothing, jewelry, etc. are all parts of globalization. Without these things, we have little to go by. Every year we have parade’s that teach us about other cultures, we have business meetings televised from the other side of the world, these things make us a better economy. To know nothing about our neighbors could be disastrous.
Aside from the personal and economic levels of globalization, we have politics. Many politicians take ideas that have worked in other parts of the world and apply it here. An American President, for example, will go to a foreign country to interact with the people, the reason for this to learn. We can learn from the mistakes other governments have made as well as...