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    Using the 3 positions on change, the globalization, inter-nationalist and transformationalist theories. Drawing on evidence from culture or economics or politics and ideas about winners and losers
    Discuss the possible emergence of a single global culture, and its benefits for humankind.

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    Hear is your solution, drawing from a previous guide I created on understanding globalization, I decided to frame it according to easy-to-see concepts primarily while taking on the case of one country to understand the theories in discussion from the situation of that country in a globalized economy. Good luck & thank you for using Brainmass. Attached is the word file of this solution, print it as your guide.

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    Understanding Globalization

    Globalization is the international integration of social networks and structures pertaining primarily to economics, cultural, political exchanges. By these exchanges across cultural adaptation by familiarity happens and one culture becomes accessible and opens up to another primarily by trade but in doing so allows for 'globality' --- a world where cultures despite geographic separation is not as alien as they were to each other before, adapting aspects of how the other lives. Depending on the dynamism of social networks and structures allowing for exchanges the fast or slow adaptation happens. As globalization is more than ever becoming a social agency in a most complicated encompassing manner, one can only judge the negative and positive impacts it has on nations & cultures within a social & historical situation/context/time frame. What could be a good impact of Globalization (or vice-versa) now does not necessarily assure that it is going to be as such in the future.

    Cities engaging in trade because of the present-day complex of transportation & communication facilities allow for the creation of a more cosmopolitan, more varied and diverse population with the Hubs representing more than one ethnic and cultural group. In every major city across the globe there are McDonald's Fast food and the like, every 6 out of 10 American homes more than likely to own Japanese -brand vehicle, and every major city outside of China a 'Chinatown'. In every major capital across the Globe 'Fusion Cuisine' is available, an adaptation of cross-cultural influences on the culinary. CNN, BBC & Fox is a choice among satellite & cable subscribers while daily reports on the Chinese Markets & Middle East Issues are important fodders for populace in most Western Societies.

    Globalization per se did not happen overnight. It is the summary of the economic mobilization & geographic ambitions for control that much of then European Monarchies engaged in. 300 years hence, the World's economy is more than ever dynamically dependent upon the relations of nations, with the richest more so in control and the poorest dependent upon aid that without would mean famine. Economics translates to political relations that stem from the need to protect a country's interests and as such when misunderstanding between nations happen, if international venues ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution discusses global dynamism via a discoursive analysis of th 3 main positions on change - Globalization, internationalist and transformationalist theories. The discoursive analysis defines the basic concepts of each said theories & provides examples from real-life global transactions/movements. It also further expands the discussion by discussing the issue of 'winners & losers' in the increasingly global arena of trade & politics.