McKenzie Langford 26 November 2012 Pd. 3- McCauley Comparing and Contrasting the Byzantine Empire and the Dar Al-Islam The Byzantine Empire and the Muslim World were both significant to Afroeurasia during the middle ages. Each had major effects on the surrounding areas, and continued to influence cultures around the world in the following years. The Byzantine Empire and the Muslim world shared similarities in their economics and cultural achievements; however, their religious views were both similar and different at the same time. In the Byzantine Empire, trade played a very important role in their economic system.
Explain the term ‘globalisation’ and the role that multinational companies play in the development of globalisation. Globalisation is the process by which the world is becoming increasingly interconnected as a result of massively increased trade and cultural exchange. Globalisation has increased the production of goods and services and has therefore lead to increased trade between countries. This trade encourages countries to work together and removes trade barriers such as quotas and tariffs. This increased openess allows countries to specialise in producing goods which they have a comparitve advantage in (this means they can produce goods at lower unit costs) A multinational Company is a corporation that has its facilities and other assets in at least one country other than its home country.
Silk Road DBQ The interconnected network of the Silk Road has had a vast role in broadcasting the major aspects of all the past, present, and future civilizations. The Silk Road has left a huge dent in the world’s blueprint in development. It also was a distinguished trading route that allowed friends and people to spread ideas, religions, and inventions for the greater good of mankind. Although the fact that many people believe that the Silk Road was one-dimensional, in that they think that it was an important trading route, it had affected the world in many ways such as, an economic, social, religious, and intellectual aspects. Economically, the Silk Road had a colossal effect on the world’s economy which established how and where most of the major imports and exports go.
Migration is an economic, social and political process that affects those who move, those who stay behind and the places where they go. And with the advent of globalization, labor migration has become a worldwide phenomenon. Migration has a huge effect to our country and our society. It can be positive or negative. For positive effects, economic growth can be sustained, the pension gap can be filled by the contributions of new young workers and they also pay taxes developing country has benefit from remittances, etc.
This has a significant impact on social, cultural and economical aspects of a country. Technology is a huge driver of globalisation and cultural integration. With the changing technologies of communication and transport, it’s starting to refine the way many cultures interact with one another. High-volume communication has made it much easier and quicker in the transferring of information letting things spread around the globe before you even realise. Some of these technologies include computers, internet (connecting people around the globe in seconds), phones, mobiles phones, free communications via internet such as Skype and many more.
Why is this so? The purpose of this essay is to show the major influences on social change in Kenya and determine the factor that has had the greatest influence. One of the most significant influences on social change is the culture of the Kenyan people. Leadership has played a key role in transforming this country socially in the sense that many leaders since independence have come up with new ideas and generated mass following. We only have to think of great leaders such as Jomo Kenyatta who led the country into independence, Wangari Maathai, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga or even his son Raila Odinga.
There are many technological change occur such as communications, the Internet and World Wide Web, and transportation technology that connect many nations in the world closer enough. These can lead to create global markets and allow firms to better respond to customer demands. The technological innovations from globalization of production have facilitating the globalization of markets. Lower transportation costs can disperse production to economical, geographically separate locations. Beside that, lower information processing and communication costs can create and manage globally dispersed production system.
Because of Columbus, the new continent, America, was found by virtue of traveling. Now it is one of the biggest nation on the world and have strong influence in terms of political, economic and social changes.. Travel can exchange the idea of living. Due to difference in geographical locations, people have different customs and traditions. The traveler could adopt the traditions of the visited places if he believes those are better way. If there is no traveling, how could people taste the different cultures and understand other people.
The social impact of cultural events and festival The social impacts: Definition When talking about social impacts, we refer mostly to changes in the quality of life. These changes can be individual behavior, collective life style, value system and may others. In a study on the Social Impacts of the Way Out West Festival on the Residents of the City of Göteborg of the University of Gothenburg, the authors quote different definition. First, they are mentioning Burdge et al. who describe the social impacts as “the consequences to human populations of any public or private actions that alter the ways in which people live, work, play, relates to one another, organize to meet their needs, and generally cope as members of society.
Globalisation is a trend in which people in different countries tend to have the same things as a result of mass production. Some people might consider this as a good thing since it helps businesses to expand and things to become more affordable to consumers. However, I believe there are many side effects that should be taken into account. Based on that, I’m going to prove globalisation can lead to the loss of cultural identity. First of all, considering the aspect of entertainment, people are listening to the same music worldwide.