Globalization and Citizenship

Essay by Shel68University, Bachelor'sA, November 2006

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As our planet earns its wrinkles, we can begin to see how it has become much more integrated and dependent on its citizens; globalization is shaping the future. Technological, economic, political and cultural exchanges are brought about by modern communication, transportation and legal infrastructure. As well, the political choice to deliberately open cross-border is creating links in international trade and finance. Human beings are becoming much more intertwined with each other around the world; economically, politically, and culturally. Although these links are not new, they are more prominent than ever before. Globalization through technology, education and migration has diminished the worlds' national boarders.

In order to adopt the tendencies that can accommodate today's globalization, all cultures and ethnic backgrounds have changed with the new era. This phenomenon can easily be seen by simply walking through an eastern part of the world like Tehran and witnessing the influences of western cultures in the young citizens of the Iranian state.

Globalization as is, refers to the fundamental changes that have occurred do to technological advances that have made international trade and financial flow a lot more efficient, and as a result made the world today a lot smaller and it's citizens more connected.

The technological innovations of today are bewildering and seem to have no ceiling, and taking into account some basic innovations like the internet, movies and other forms of the media, we can see the impact that they have left on the global population. Compared to just a few decades ago, today's international society is a lot more educated and interested in world events. This interest has opened up new ideologies for world citizens, and has implemented actions toward safe guarding democratic ideas and principles at the global level.

With new "non-governmental organizations", such as the International Chambers of Commerce,