Essay about Globalization

1203 Words Dec 7th, 2015 5 Pages
Myriam Zerouki
M1-Written Assignment

Globalization is the diffusion of ideas, goods and information on a global level. It involves a stretching of social, political and economic activities across political frontiers, regions and continents. With technology advancing, international communication increasing and trading becoming a lot more simplistic, globalization has started to shape both developed and underdeveloped countries as well. Although international trading today is seen as a norm, not all countries are reaping the benefits. The term globalization has been increasing since the mid-1980s and can be grouped into different categories, which include: trade and transactions, capital and investment movements, migration
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