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Globalization and CanadiansPeople from all over the planet are more connected today than ever before This is one of the side recent effects of globalization Although it is not a recent phenomenon and actually began about 500 years ago when capitalism and colonialism began to take root Brym Lie Rytina 2007 Globalization is a vast and multidimensional topic and is also a constraint for most Canadians Firstly this essay will give a general overview of what globalization is then it will explain the aspects of globalization and finally it will finish by explaining the constraints that globalization has for CanadiansGeneral OverviewFirstly before explaining the features of globalization one must first understand what globalization is Nayef RH Al-Rodhan and Gerard Stoudmann defined globalization as Globalization is a process that encompasses the causes course and consequences of transnational and transcultural integration of human and non-human activity 2006 p 2 It is the growing interdependence between separate cultures states and economies Brym et al 2007 What does this mean in the present day It means that the actions of an individual on one side of the world can have an impact on the lives of many people all over the world An example is when a person invests money in a bank Their money might be lent to a company trying to make an oil refinery in Thailand which would affect the lives of farmers and fishers in the nearby region This is part of what is called a global commodity chain Brym et al 2007 It is easier now than ever for people to travel to different countries It is also easier to be connected to people all around the world The world today is becoming a global village Brym et al 2007Economic FeatureSecondly a large feature of globalization is economics Globalization would not be possible without economics propelling it Economics is one of the main driving forces of globalization In countries where capitalism is favoured
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