Philippe Legrain's Perspective On Globalization

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In the contemporary sense, social globalization is defined as being the increasing interconnectedness around the world, in both societies and economy. The way that nations interact is through modems such as media and technology, which allow for easy access to knowledge and interpersonal communication. This is strongly associated with identity, in that individuals in separate societies are able to share religion, beliefs, and culture with the rest of the world. The source is a strong proponent of social globalization, stating that “The global opportunities...far outweigh the global challenges,” which implies that the source is likely a hyper-globalist and would dismiss any negative aspects of social globalization by arguing that the opportunities …show more content…
Both the source and Legrain believe that the world will benefit from the influence of modern culture, and would argue that identity is able to thrive in the process of globalization because the new and different aspects introduced to a culture allow for a wider understanding and more opportunity for individuals to discover new talents and religions, both of which make up a large part of a person's identity. In the sources opinion, an individual would be able to choose what they wish and the resulting freedom would strengthen a sense of identity. The source might also state that many job opportunities are afforded to nations that experience social globalization, as is expected with the introduction of new businesses and companies. In opposition to the source, one might draw attention to dangers of social globalization, such as the disregard for smaller cultures that have been usurped by larger cultures, who wished to assimilate other nations and spread a culture that represented the beliefs of their

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