Choosing a country to focus this question on was difficult and, having examined Less Economically Developed Economics within the first essay, I decided to focus on a Western Country and the impact of globalisation on an already very industrialised civilisation. It was difficult to decide between looking at the impact of globalisation on London or New York especially with the current climate in the USA after September 11th. Although New York is currently very relevant on a global level, when I narrowed my research I discovered that London stood out as a focal point in its own right.
Within this essay I hope to examine the positive and negative impact of globalisation on a city most of the world has heard of and respects. I hope to come to some further conclusion on a definition of globalisation. I hope to give the reader an historical insight into the growth of London in fields such as; population, culture, economic and social.
INTRODUCTION AND HISTORIAL PERSPECTIVE LONDON
?The history of England is emphatically the history of progress?
Lord Macaulay made this statement in the 1840?s and it was never as true as when applied to its capital, London today. London clearly has been a ?victim? to progress in every sense of the word. This progress has been ?renamed? by some the last ten years as globalisation but we must remember that London has been a centre of new thoughts, ideas, technology and political thought since its naming, Londinium in 43 AD.
It is difficult to analyse the impact of globalisation on London because it has been a global city since the Tudor era. Elizabeth I put London on the global map when she sent ships across the world in search of new lands for the yet unestablished British Empire. Although this...